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Four arrested as task force makes 41st meth lab raid

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By The Staff

CLERMONT - Four individuals were charged and arrested Thursday night during the record-setting 41st methamphetamine lab bust of the year.

The Bullitt County Drug Task Force, acting upon tips and investigative work, searched the home of Jerry Frazier Jr. on Happy Hollow Road around 7 p.m. on Thursday.

When officers arrived, director Kenny Hardin said a phosphorous lab was just completing its operation in a garage.

The higher-quality operation is also more dangerous due to the use of substances like iodine and phosphorous strips off the back of matchbook covers.

Hardin said Frazier Jr., 33, and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Clark, 39, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance, which was meth.

Jerry Frazier Jr. was also charged with trafficking under 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two other men were charged in the raid.

Jerry Frazier, 55, and his brother, Johnny Frazier, 49, were both charged with criminal conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Hardin said the father and his brother both listed a Sarver Lane address in Brooks as their residence.

Besides facing a very volatile, gas-filled situation, Hardin said officers had to battle with six guard dogs on the property.

All four individuals were taken to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

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On Nov. 6, Hardin said the drug task force acted upon tips and went to a home on Bearcamp Road in western Bullitt County.

They arrested Keith Morton, 29, and his wife, Stephanie Morton, 35.

Keith Morton was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance, which was meth. Stephanie Morton was charged with manufacturing meth.

For the year, the Bullitt County Drug Task Force has been involved with shutting down 41 meth labs, which compared to 22 during the year of 2007.