Anonymous tip leads to Horse Branch meth bust

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Three people are in jail after a working meth lab was discovered yesterday in Horse Branch.

According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police (KSP), Trooper Jared Clemons and Trooper Jeremy Baker received an anonymous tip that Jacob Estep, of Horse Branch, was manufacturing Methamphetamine at his residence on Arnold Leach Road.

Trooper Clemons, Trooper Baker and Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Harrell went to the residence around 1:30 p.m. to perform a knock and talk. Upon approaching the residence, Trooper Baker noticed in plain view a HCL Generator in the bed of a Ford pickup. Upon speaking to the residents both Estep and Rebecca Stofer, of Horse Branch, granted consent to search the residence. The search yielded materials to make Methamphetamine. At the time Trooper’s discovered the active Methamphetamine lab Stofer had her two children in the residence in near the working Methamphetamine lab. Mathias Bryant, of Beaver Dam, was also arrested.

All three were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense; Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess; and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. The three subjects were lodged in Ohio County Detention Center.

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