Paducah man arrested after police respond to reports of 'chemical odor' | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah man was arrested Wednesday for making meth after a report of a chemical odor.
Leonard F. Hamilton, 34, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Around 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, the Paducah Police Department were dispatched to Highland Terrace Apartments in the 1100 block of North Friendship Road where there was a strong smell of chemicals. According to the police department, officers knocked on the door of an apartment, and a woman opened the door and let them inside.
According to police, officers explained why they were there and the woman and her boyfriend, Hamilton, said they knew nothing about a chemical odor. Police say officers asked the pair for identification and when the woman opened the bedroom door to get her I.D., officers say they saw what appeared to be pieces of a methamphetamine making operation.
Police say Hamilton told officers he was the only one involved in the drug making, and his girlfriend didn't understand what he was doing. Hamilton also directed officers to the kitchen, where there was an "active" bottle of methamphetamine.
A Drug and Vice Enforcement investigator was called to the scene, as was the Kentucky State Police's lab disposal team. KSP took possession of the active bottle.
Hamilton was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. According to police, his girlfriend was not charged.
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