Register Staff Report
Berea police arrested three people Friday after uncovering an active meth lab in a Knights Inn motel room.
According to a BPD report, officers were dispatched to the motel after a complainant reported possible drug activity in one of the rooms.
At the motel, they made contact with Lewis Bishop, 43, Bobby Saylor, 23, and Catherine Hogwood, 25, all of Berea. The three gave officers consent to search the room, where the officers found the active lab, five small baggies containing methamphetamine, several syringes and other items used to manufacture the drug, the report stated.
All three were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In addition, two warrants were served charging Bishop with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and Saylor with unlawful possession of a meth precursor, the report added.
The suspects were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where Bishop and Hogwood remained Tuesday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records. Saylor was released early Tuesday morning on a $15,000 bond, according to a detention center officer.
Woman charged with drug possession
Police charged 29-year-old Amanda Elliott of Berea with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after an officer found half a Percocet on her person Saturday.
According to the report, the officer approached a vehicle sitting alone in the Berea Flea Market parking lot and observed Elliott inside reaching for the glove box. Elliott consented to a search of the vehicle, then told the officer she had half a pill concealed on her person. The officer recovered the pill and also found a cut plastic straw coated in white residue in a coat pocket, the report stated.
Elliott was lodged in the detention center and released the same day after posting 25 percent of a $1,000 bond, according to a detention center representative.