A knock-and-talk at a Ninth Street apartment yielded items used to make and ingest methamphetamine.
Carroll County Deputy Sheriffs J.T. Shaw and Clay Cable went to 1209 Ninth Street, Carrollton, the residence of Machiel A. Martin on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The Sheriff’s Office had received a report that methamphetamine was present in the apartment and was being manufactured in the dwelling.
Mr. Martin gave officers permission to search the apartment. Prior to beginning the search, Deputy Shaw patted down Mr. Martin. He located a burned piece of aluminum foil, a straw, and a small clear container with white residue inside the pants pocket of Mr. Martin’s jeans. In the apartment, deputies found a gas bottle, mineral spirits, butane in a can and a piece of tubing, all items used to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to Shaw, Mr. Martin admitted the items were his. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance first degree (methamphetamine), and unlawful possession of a meth precursor. The last two charges are Class D felonies punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison. He was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
Shaw was assisted by Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell and Kentucky State Police Trooper Charlie Loudermilk.