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Three arrested on meth-related charges

Published 1:46pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Investigators with the Franklin County Drug Unit made three arrests this past week, thanks in part to community tips.

Rudy Mae Cook, 31, with a listed address of Eastside Apartments in Russellville, was charged with second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance and six counts of attempting to manufacture a controlled substance.

Shawn Campbell Young, 25, 125 Mishue Lane, Russellville, was charged with second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance and nine counts of attempted to manufacture a controlled substance.

Randall Scott Jarrett, Jr., 23, 125 Mishue Lane, Russellville, was charged with second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance and three counts of attempted to manufacture a controlled substance.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver, investigators with the Drug Unit, which is a collaborative effort between the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Russellville Police Department, were following up on information they received from pseudoephedrine purchase logs.

Oliver said the information led investigators to a residence at 125 Mishue Lane in Russellville.

He said investigators arrived at the residence at 12:15 p.m. last Tuesday and interviewed Cook, Young and Jarrett, who officers said have each logged multiple pseudoephedrine purchases in a short amount of time, something that is typically a red flag for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Oliver said investigators learned that meth had been recently manufactured at the residence.

He said officers also discovered a large trunk filled with precursor items used in the manufacture of meth, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Oliver said two young children were present in the home and the Franklin County Department of Human Resources was called in to assist with that situation.

These arrests mark 11 total meth-related arrests the Drug Unit has made in the past two weeks.

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