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Deputies Discover Nine Meth Labs at Boyd County Home


BOYD COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) -- For the second time in mere months, Boyd County Sheriff's deputies were back at a home along Martin V Drive in Cannonsburg.

"This has been going on here for about seven months," Boyd County Sheriff's Sgt. Rob Donta said. "We've had a lot of complaints by the neighbors."

After a months-long undercover investigation, deputies arrested Jeffrey Hurn.

"Last night, we bought oxycodone pills off of him, and arrested him for trafficking a controlled substance," Donta said.

After searching the property, deputies found nine meth labs. It was a discovery that didn't exactly surprise investigators. WSAZ.com covered a bust at the exact same location earlier this year.

"It's been about a couple months," Sgt. Donta said. "We had about 50 meth labs that we found up on the hill in a wooded area that we had to take care of."

Police say it's not money, rather addiction that keeps meth makers coming back time after time.

"I think it's just the power of addiction over it that keeps them doing it," Donta said.

He said the bust sends a clear message to meth makers.

"It's not going to happen here," Donta said. "We say not in our county. That's what we mean. It's not going to happen here. Were going to stay after you no matter what happens."

Hurns is being held in the Greenup County Detention Center. He'll likely also be charged with making meth. His girlfriend, Sima Bentley, has also been arrested and charged with trafficking prescription pills. She's currently in the Boyd County Detention Center.

Donta says two more arrests could soon come in this investigation.


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