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Mercer County Sheriff's Office Nabs Drug and Burglary Ring

The Harrodsburg Herald of Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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Suspects May Face Additional Charges

A burglary investigation led to the arrest of three people on charges of burglary, drug making and child endangerment.

On Feb. 3, deputies from the Mercer County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant at 567 Kennedy Bridge Road. There they found the active components of a meth-amphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia, including needles and syringes, which led to the arrest of Jason Edwards Myers and his wife, Kelly Diane Myers, of Har-rodsburg, and Daniel Lee Lynn of Danville.

Chief Deputy Scott Elder said the search warrant was part of an investigation into a residential burglary that occurred in the Herrington Lake area on Jan. 22. While Elder called Jason Myers a suspect in that burglary, he declined to provide more information about an ongoing investigation.

Property stolen during the burglary was located at the Myers' residence, with the exception of a .38 caliber handgun, which is still missing, Elder said.

The couple were charged with unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, first degree manufacturing of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine—all first offenses—as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and first degree wanton endangerment.

Elder said the last charge was because of the couple's children living at the home. "The children were, in school at the time of the arrests," he said.

Additional charges for first degree burglary and receiving stolen property will be filed pending completion of the investigation, Elder said. Jason Myers is being held on $32,000 bond while Kelly Myers is being held on $35,000 bond.

Daniel Lynn, who was charged with second degree burglary, might also face charges for first degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia when the investigation is completed. Lynn is being held on a $50,000 bond.

All three suspects are lodged at the Boyle County Detention Center.

While Elder was the arresting officer, Sgt. Matt Swabey is the investigating deputy for the residential burglary. Mercer County Sheriff Ernie Kelty, Deputy Wes Gaddis, Deputy Harold Driskell, Deputy Steve Williams, Reserve Deputy Bill Cruce, Reserve Deputy Chris Record and Burgin Police Chief Jim Caldwell all provided assistance.



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Original Publication Date: February 12, 2015



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