UPDATE 6/9/13 @ 7:25 p.m.
BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – Neighbors are fearing for their safety and their children after deputies found five shake-and-bake style meth labs in one camper in Ironville, Ky. this weekend.
Boyd County Sheriff’s Deputies showed up to the camper on Emitt Drive early Sunday morning and found four men inside, along with five grams of meth, the five meth labs and other meth-making materials.
Deputies arrested all four and a fifth man who tried to run from them.
The Summit Ironville Fire Department and Kentucky State Police had to be called in to help decontaminate the camper.
Wayne Kinnel, who lives down the road, said he is concerned because a few of the suspects have been in trouble with the law before and have caused problems in this neighborhood. He said burglars broke into his house about four years ago.
“Obviously [we] put in a security system to make sure that there was a deterrent and bought a dog,” Kinnel said. “Just keep a vigilant eye on the surroundings and cars going up and down the road.”
Kinnel and his wife Tara have two little girls – and a German Shepherd named Winston. They said that for a dead-end road, theirs has a lot of traffic and one of the suspects lives at the very end where the camper is located.
“Concerning for my family and the area here, with that kind of activity going on this close to my home,” Kinnel said. “I'm not a huge fan of it, obviously.”
But he said he hopes the people making meth and doing drugs will not bother his family anymore.
“Just don't want anybody messing with me or my family,” Kinnel said. “I don't think that the penalties and the laws here will ever stop people from doing drugs, but they should just stay to themselves and leave us alone.”
Deputies arrested Dakota Stanley and Steven Clark of Ashland, who live on Emitt Drive, and Shannon Fankell, Levi Ledford and David Price, all of Grayson. All five men are charged with making and possessing meth and meth-making materials. Stanley, who tried to run from deputies, is also charged with fleeing or evading, as well as a failure to appear warrant out of Greenup County, Ky.
Stanley has previously been in trouble for possession of a controlled substance, Clark for robbery and Fankell for theft.
The men are all behind bars at the Boyd County Detention Center.
Boyd County Sheriff’s Deputies found four men in a camper on Emitt Drive, with meth on the kitchen table and several meth labs inside the camper. Deputies said the four men tried to run around and hide all the evidence when they saw law enforcement arrive, but they were arrested. A fifth man ran away from the scene, but deputies later arrested him when he came back to his home about fifty yards away from the camper.
Deputies found five shake-and-bake meth labs and five grams of finished meth inside the camper, in addition to other materials used to make meth.
Deputies arrested Dakota L. Stanley, 24, and Steven L. Clark, 36, both of Ashland, Ky., as well as Shannon D. Fankell, 35, Levi Ledford, 30, and David M. Prince, 28, all of Grayson, Ky.
All five men are charged with manufacturing meth, possessing meth and unlawful possession of meth-making materials. Stanley also faces charges of fleeing or evading and a failure to appear warrant out of Greenup County, Ky. The men are all being held in the Boyd County Detention Center.
Deputies cleaned up the camper with the help of Summit Ironville Fire Department and a cleanup team from Kentucky State Police.
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