Only a few days after Elkton City Council agreed to continue supporting the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, the agency assisted Elkton Police in a meth lab investigation and arrest Wednesday.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says he was called to the Morningside Drive area around 1pm after a resident found what appeared to be ingredients for methamphetamine next to a barrel used to burn trash.
The items were in the area of a home where Elkton Police had previously attempted to serve an arrest warrant out of Knox County. Officers were able to make contact with 37-year old Jeremy Gatewood at 102 Morningside and served the warrant for failure to appear in court.
A search of Gatewood’s home allegedly turned up methamphetamine, ingredients for meth and items commonly associated with the drug. The Narcotics Task Force charged Gatewood with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was lodged in the Todd County Jail. Elkton Police was also assisted by the Todd County Sheriff’s Office and Probation and Parole.