The Richmond Register

January 24, 2013

Two indicted on meth charges

By Ronica Shannon
Senior News Writer

RICHMOND — Two people were indicted Wednesday by a Madison grand jury after being arrested in December when sheriff’s deputies found a meth lab in a Jacks Creek Road residence.

Anthony Rowland, 39, and April Hardy, 30, were indicted on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

If convicted, the two could serve a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

On Dec. 13, the two “knowingly possessed two or more chemicals or items of equipment for its manufacturing and manufactured methamphetamine,” according to the indictment.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint  about drug activity at a residence on Jacks Creek Road.

The Sheriff’s department detectives went to the home in the late afternoon hours to investigate the complaint, according to a news release from spokesperson Deputy Willard Reardon.

The detectives saw items at the home commonly used to make meth, Reardon said.

The detectives also found a one-step meth lab and chemicals used to make the drug, the release stated.

In addition to the drug charge, Hardy also was served two outstanding warrants from Estill County on charges of not paying court fines.

Rowland remains in the Madison County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Hardy was released Dec. 26 on a $995 cash bond, according to online jail records.

See this weekend’s editions of the Richmond Register to read about additional indictments.

An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to prosecute.

Ronica Shannon can be reached at rshannon@richmondregister.com or 624-6608.