LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The number of meth lab busts in Bullitt County has nearly doubled since last year. Thursday night, police arrested four people on meth charges, three of them are related to each other. This is the 41st bust for Bullitt County Police in 2008 compared to only 22 in 2007. As WAVE 3's Maira Ansari reports, the drug has gotten a family in trouble and neighbors we spoke to say they are glad they got caught.
"I call it Meth County," said Bullitt County resident Linda Baylor.
Baylor has lived on Happy Hollow Road for 22 years and says she knew something was up next door.
"People they would say something about the Frazier's. Well, people would say you know what's going on in that garage and stuff," said Baylor.
Her neighbors were busted for making meth.
"A lot of the equipment there was contaminated. We didn't touch it. Photographed it and we did remove enough drug paraphernalia to make our case in court," said Kenny Hardin with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.
Bullitt County Police arrested 33-year-old Jerry Frazier, Jr., 39-year-old Elizabeth Clark, 55-year-old Jerry Lee Frazier and 49-year-old Johnny Frazier.
"The residents did have a number of large Rottweiler dogs up there. We think they were part guard dogs and alert dogs," said Hardin.
Johnny and Jerry Lee Frazier are brothers. Jerry Lee Frazier is the father of Jerry Frazier, Jr.
"We are getting more and more families that are involved. We are arresting mom's, dad's, son's and daughter's. It's the addiction level," said Hardin.
"That stuff is dangerous. I mean, Golly, it would eat peoples insides out I would think," said Baylor. "If that is what they were doing than that was the best thing to happen to them."
The house on Happy Hollow Road where the bust happened has had the attention of police before. Eight years ago at the same site, William Frazier, Jerry Lee and Johnny's brother, fatally shot Jeremy Freeman. William Frazier was convicted in 2002 of second-degree manslaughter.
The four arrested they face various drug related charges. They are being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center.
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