Hickman residents face meth charges

Hickman residents face meth charges

Two people were charged with meth manufacturing early today after police discovered meth lab ingredients at a Hickman, Ky., home.
Wendy L. Corum, 44, and Kenneth J. Vowell, 22, both of Hickman, were arrested at 2:33 a.m. at a residence on Tennessee Street in Hickman, according to the Kentucky State Police.
Ms. Corum was charged with first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, while Vowell was charged with first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges were levied after a Kentucky State Police trooper and Hickman Police Department officers, acting on a tip, responded shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday to the residence on Tennessee Street. Upon arrival, the officers gained consent to search the home — and subsequently discovered ingredients of a meth lab, the KSP reported.
The KSP’s meth cleanup  unit responded and disposed of the lab.
Ms. Corum and Vowell were arrested at the scene and were taken to the Fulton County (Ky.) Detention Center in Hickman.
The investigation is continuing by KSP Trooper Michael Cook and additional charges are pending at this time, according to the KSP.
Cook was assisted at the scene by Hickman police, the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, KSP DE/SI West (the drug enforcement branch) and Fulton County jail staff.

Published in The Messenger 4.17.13

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