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Two charged with making meth

Nov. 25, 2012 @ 11:35 AM

GREENUP, Ky. — Two arrests were made early Sunday morning in Greenup, Ky., at a meth house, while two sheriff’s deputies were hospitalized because of the fumes.

Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper said in a release that deputies Rick Craft and Cody Fuller responded to a residence in the 2900 block of Culp Creek Road in rural Greenup County to serve a warrant on Hubert Dehart, 42. Upon entering, he barricaded himself in the bathroom, where an active meth lab was cooking.

He attempted to dispose of the cooking products as deputies gained entry. Dehart was taken into custody, along with 42-year-old Pamela Dehart of Ashland, Ky. Both were charged with felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Both deputies were taken to the emergency room at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital after being overwhelmed by the fumes. Craft was treated and released, while Fuller was admitted to the intensive care unit, although a nursing supervisor said at 10:45 a.m. Sunday that he was not listed at the hospital.

Also assisting at the scene were officials from Raceland, Russell, Worthington, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department and the Green County EMS. A decontamination station was set up at the entrance of the hospital’s emergency room by the Russell Volunteer Fire Department, where all involved were decontaminated.