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Meth lab discovered during traffic stop

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Kenneth Bose
A local traffic stop leads to the discovery of a clandestine Meth lab and the arrests of three Hymera men.

Although details are limited due to the early stages of the investigation, the Clay County Sheriff's Department confirmed a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a sports utility vehicle around 2:30 a.m., Saturday.

While questioning the occupants of the vehicle regarding impaired driving, officers noticed suspicious activity inside the vehicle.

Kyle Compton
A K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene to assist, with the canine indicating positive to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle during a walk around.

Officials discovered an undisclosed amount of marijuana and pseudoephedrine on one of the suspects.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, several items were discovered, including an undisclosed amount of marijuana and methamphetamine, various items of paraphernalia, precursors and a container of anhydrous ammonia and an inactive clandestine meth lab.

Robert Denny
Kyle Compton, 28, Robert Denny, 19, and Kenneth Bose, 45, all of Hymera, were taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center. They were preliminarily booked on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of anhydrous ammonia, possess of precursor, possession of methamphetamine, possession marijuana and possession paraphernalia.

Jai officials confirmed the three men remained incarcerated as of press time.

This story may be updated should more information becomes available.

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Uhhh....yeah. The photos say it all. More fine members of our community......

-- Posted by always skeptical on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 5:41 AM

You know the Park Board refused to help the Skatepark committee find a suitable place in town for the skatepart because the Park Board thought that a skatepark would draw a "drug element to the community". Let see... we don;t have a skate park but it seems we have these articles every week. HHMMM ! Maybe the Park Board needs a subscription to the Times ? ? ?

-- Posted by seventyx7 on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 3:54 PM

These people are not from Clay County, so you cannot count them in the Census. What exactly does a Skatepark have to do with this article. A Skatepark is the last thing this community needs. How about some place for the kids to go do homework. It would be interesting to see what type of grades Skaters make. These kids are out as soon as school is out and are seen sometimes past 10:00. Do you think they are taking a break to study for tests or do their homework. I bet the more skating they do, the lower their grades.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 5:11 PM

You are probably right. Since they were in Brazil, the deal had to be getting ready to be ready. Hello, there are roads, maybe to drop off or deal with people in another town.

Ashley08, you have made typical response to so many problems. It is everyone else's fault when kids misbehave. It is not Brazil's fault that there is nothing for kids to do. How about taking responsibility for your actions? I am sure that there are clubs at school they can join. I am sure that they could volunteer somewhere to help others. Why on earth do we need to entertain them 24-7-365? How about doing something for their community?

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 5:20 AM

Apparently electriceye either has no kids or is an older reader of this newspaper. Nobody is blaming anybody BUT what is there to do in this town for kids! Youths are are future and we should pay a little attention to their needs as well. Have you ever heard the saying "Idle hands".

The children of Clay County don't just need something to keep them out of trouble but I see them skate boarding in parking lots- sidewalks and other places that aren't safe for them and drivers. LET'S SOLVE THAT PROBLEM AND GIVE THEM SOME PLACE SAFE! There is nothing wrong with skate boarding. It is a healthy-active- FUN activity.

-- Posted by Innocent on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 7:50 AM

You see the skaters everywhere they need a place, is it going to be perfect, show me what is, don't you think they're going to skate first and do homework second if at all, someone has bought the necessary equipment the least we could do is be supportive and give it a chance, how much worse could it be than the new tavern on the north side of 40 and that lovely paint scheme.

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 8:38 AM

You see the skaters everywhere they need a place, is it going to be perfect, show me what is, don't you think they're going to skate first and do homework second if at all, someone has bought the necessary equipment the least we could do is be supportive and give it a chance, how much worse could it be than the new tavern on the north side of 40 and that lovely paint scheme.

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 8:38 AM

Ashley08 and Innocent,

The things these kids need is a family life and parents guiding them. A skate park, although would be "something for them to do," isn't going to cure the degrading social issues of our times.

If the kids were being kept track of by parents keeping track of them, they would be very busy with school and everyday things that a healthy family and home life brings. We, as a nation, are falling further and further behind of other countries whose children do what our used to do - spend the bulk of their time getting an education and preparing for a future. Our current pop culture is convincing our next generation it's all about the "party" and the false idea of reality tv that being dysfunctional will give you an income to support a extravagant lifestyle, nothing could be further from the truth. Media is showing them that we are a nation of ease and guaranteed wealth, where our wants will be magically met. In reality, our people are falling more and more into debt and the infrastructures that made us a great nation of opportunity is falling apart. When the older generation that is unfortunately carrying the current two generation is gone and their money is gone, then we are going to be in great crisis. How many Grandparents are supporting grandchildren and great-grandchildren?

What can society do to try to save a child from a bad home life that will give that child hope for a future? Better skateboarding skills can't be the priority. We are closing schools and firing aides because our state is low on money. Every dollar spent better be to build a future for our kids, or our nation is sunk.

The progression of a family in crisis is right in front of us in this story. Look at the pictures: misguided nineteen year old, an addicted twenty-eight year old, and a forty five-year old who is totally lost to the drug culture. If these men have children, those children are at high risk to follow them right down the road. It is so heartbreaking.

Society can try to help children in crisis, we offer free education, social services, faith-based groups. The truth is they are so overloaded with so many in crisis that the real answer is only the family can effect a real intervention to a child. When the current generation wanted the next to do better than them, their children prospered though their sacrifice and hard work. When a current generation only cares about their wants and are misguided themselves, the next generation does worse and the spiral goes on from there.

It is up to us to fix ourselves and we only have ourselves to blame. We can't even blame adversity because generations from the past overcame it and gave us an opportunity to better ourselves. We now create our own adversity by our own foolishness and laziness. The opportunity currently is still there, but it won't be given to us, we have to earn it and if we don't it will be gone forever to the next generations. This story shows that is true, the meth industry is built on people wanting to escape the reality they live in. In reality, it seals their fate to what they wanted to escape from.

-- Posted by localgal on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 10:23 AM

It seems we have once again misused an informative story to get on a 'soapbox". This story is not about a skate park. These men were not in the Brazil area at all. The story states they were in rural Clay County. A source told me they were stopped in the Coalmont area, which is the southwestern most part of Clay County.

However, the meth these jokers were about to cook is affecting our little ones, somehow. We need to be grateful for Sheriff Heaton, Chief Deputy Gambill, and their deputies for the hard work and diligence to remove these "cooks" and their meth off the street. Each one removed from the street is more meth that cannot get into the hands of the innocent, the children, and the addicts. I have never seen so many meth-lab related arrests, and aggressive policing in all my life. GREAT JOB SHERIFF HEATON AND CREW! Make a note county residents. Every great organization has a great leader.

-- Posted by Alabowt_brown on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 5:07 PM

Good job, guys! Hopefully these druggies will stay in Hymera from now on. We don't want them or their meth labs here. Clay County has enough problems.

-- Posted by th1953 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 6:00 PM

Can I get an amen!!! Finally, thanks to Alabowt_brown, someone understands what the comment section is about. My original point that this has nothing to do with a skatepark is recognized. The Sheriff's Department is doing a fantastic job at catching the "Cookers" and getting them off the streets. A famous quote always comes to mind when I read some of the postings for whatever topic, "You cannot argue with people that you have to educate".

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 9:59 PM

Hey Electiceye,

Could that same statement be filtered down to, "Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent."? Lol.

-- Posted by karenmeister on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 11:25 PM


Good one!!!! Sometimes the battles just are not fair.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Tue, Mar 16, 2010, at 4:38 AM

All about brown is a county cop or employee of the jail therefor the comments anyone can comment on what they like under whatever article and evidence shows they have something to say regarding the skate park, so they seized the opportunity. Arrests for showboating as the election signs begin to appear don't impress me its the all year long stuff that gets votes because that person deserves it. Glad these derelicts are coolin down for a while, for whatever its worth.

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Tue, Mar 16, 2010, at 8:37 AM

For all its worth, Alabowt_brown works for the street department driving a street sweeper, and also a veteran of Desert Storm. Ombudsman, you must have just started reading the newspaper if you haven't been seeing the great job our local county and city police have been doing "all year".

According to the newspapers, there have been over five meth labs and several drug possession arrests made this year alone. That is not including the normal traffic related arrests and drunk driving arrests.

Keep up the good work officers, this county is proud to have guys who help us to sleep peacably at night. As Orwell wrote, people "sleep peacably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf".

-- Posted by Alabowt_brown on Tue, Mar 16, 2010, at 3:49 PM

And also, I think a skate park would be a great addition to Brazil. Our kids need a place to hang out and occupy their time.

-- Posted by Alabowt_brown on Tue, Mar 16, 2010, at 3:50 PM

I am a 17 years old & my dad was one of the men arrested & yes, I understand that doing & making meth is very WRONG, but what I don't understand is why when someone gets arrested for dope, people act as if they just killed some one. They dont force anyone to use or buy meth. And I find it even more disturbing that non-violent criminals (like my dad in this case) are treated worse then violent criminals. Wouldn't it make more sense for them to go a rehab facility, instead of wasting taxes payers dollars by rotting in prison. I find it ridiculous that people get more time for manufacturing meth than child molestation or rape. And I'm sooo sick of people saying things like "meth corrupts

children" Um, Newsflash, No one forced your kid to try meth, maybe if you were a better parent than your child would have never tried it. My dad is addicted to meth and I have never used or even thought about using dope. I think people need to start treating dope users for what they are . . . addicts!!! Addiction is a very serious DISEASE!!! And all of you people need to take into account that these men have families and lives and just because they make bad choices doesn't make them any less valuable than you.

-- Posted by kb5792 on Tue, Mar 16, 2010, at 6:42 PM

Sorry for your luck "kb". However, it is the laws that make meth such a serious crime. NEWSFLASH!!! IT IS ILLEGAL!!!....and aside from that, the stuff that they use to make it is some of the worst stuff you could put in your body....anhydrous ammonia???...might as well just crack open a package of Ajax and have at it.

I (and I'm sure many others) are happy to hear that you are not walking in his footsteps...but, regardless of what parents do (aside from locking their children in their room and not allowing them to see the light of day) if meth is on the streets, kids unfortunately will have the temptation to use (or try) it. As a father of 4, I have no sympathy for people manufacturing or selling meth (addict or not).

If these men had valued their families and lives in the 1st place they would have chosen to find help prior to getting caught.

For your sake, I hope your father will get the help he needs...but unfortunately for both of you the damage is already done. Good luck "kb".

-- Posted by always skeptical on Tue, Mar 16, 2010, at 8:16 PM

In away I agree with kb (how you doing bud), I'm proud to say that I don't do meth and I live in Hymera but hey we can't always choose the type of town we live in if it's been that way for years, and don't have the money to live else where. The kids here at the age of 8 are smoking cigarettes and who knows what else they do and it's because there is nothing for them to do to keep them out of trouble the park here well can't really call it that now can we. We do have plenty for adults to do like well there's a bar and a liquor store but what about the kids.

-- Posted by MD_89 on Thu, Mar 18, 2010, at 8:31 AM

Brilliant words of wisdom "MD".......not so much.

-- Posted by always skeptical on Thu, Mar 18, 2010, at 6:52 PM

Justifying the creation/manufacturing/selling of Meth? Please don't insult my intelligence.

I'm glad the locals caught the bad guys and I hope this opens their eyes to the consequences of being involved with illegal drugs (of any kind).

KB & MD: Happy neither of you are on the path to destruction, but wise up - society isn't to blame for the horrible things kids do at their age (and younger) because of "boredom" .. freedom of choice comes with consequences, not excuses.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Mar 19, 2010, at 12:38 PM

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