MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A theft case leads sheriff's deputies to an active meth lab in Martin County.
Investigators arrested three men for allegedly cooking meth at a home in the Tomahawk community late Tuesday night.
The Martin County Sheriff says deputies went to the house on Wooten Road to question Christopher Mollette, 35 about stolen property, instead they found a meth lab.
“The door was open and there was fumes coming out the doors and windows, and there were three people in the house hiding in the bedroom. There was meth cooking in the kitchen. it was bad,” Martin County Sheriff Garmon Preece said.
Preece says it was a shake and bake meth lab.
Deputies arrested the three men found hiding in the bedroom. They are the homeowner 47-year-old Carl Daniels, 25-year-old Travis Blair, and Mollette, who was just released from jail days ago.
Last week a jury found Mollette not guilty on charges of facilitation to manufacturing meth and he was a free man.
“Now he's facing another charge of manufacturing meth and a possession precursor of meth,” Sheriff Preece said.
Mollette is back in jail.
The three are all being held on a 10-thousand dollar cash bond.