The Richmond Register

June 8, 2013

KSP find meth lab on Villa Drive

Two charged with endangering child


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Kentucky State Police arrested two people Friday after finding an active methamphetamine lab in a Villa Drive apartment.

Charles Stephen Sparks, 43, was arrested after the KSP executed a search warrant at an apartment on Villa Drive in Richmond, according to a news release from Post 7 spokesperson Trooper Paul Blanton.

In addition to the active lab found, the KSP reported finding other narcotics and a child in the home.

Sparks also was charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, and 23-year-old Whitney Elizabeth Berryman, of Richmond, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

Berryman and Sparks were taken to the Madison County Detention Center. The child was taken to Baptist Health Richmond for observation and then released to family members, Blanton said.

Trooper Anthony Trotter is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by other Richmond Post troopers as well as members of the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigation Branch.