Pregnant woman found at meth lab; 3 arrested

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Pregnant woman found at meth lab; 3 arrested

UPDATE 9-29-11
Police have charged Chad Stephen Rosen, 38, of Monticello, with giving a false name (Lenny Lunsford) to police and Shelley Parrigin has been arrested on an unrelated charge. Both were lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center. UNITE is pursuing criminal complaints charging both with manufacturing methamphetamine.

MONTICELLO (9-27-11) – A pregnant woman was treated for exposure to methamphetamine after the discovery of a working lab in Wayne County Monday night that resulted in three arrests.

Charged by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine were 38-year-old Lenny Lunsford, 39-year-old Angela D. Wallace, and 35-year-old Joseph “Wally” Wallace. All are from Monticello.

They were lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

The woman, 30-year-old Shelley Parrigin of Monticello, was treated at the scene by UNITE detectives before being transferred to the Wayne County Hospital by Wayne County EMS personnel.

Parrigin, who is about eight months pregnant, was treated in the emergency room then transferred to a Lexington hospital. Her condition was not immediately available.

Around 8 p.m. Monday members of the Cabinet for Human Resources, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force were conducting a home check on Joseph Wallace and found him in a garage apartment at a friend’s home on Lovette Lane just north of KY 90.

Officials discovered the four individuals inside along with an active one-step meth lab, HCL generator, pills containing pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries, coffee filters stained with meth residue and approximately one gram of freshly made methamphetamine, said Dan Smoot, deputy director for UNITE.

UNITE detectives, who have taken over the investigation, spent about four hours cleaning up the scene.

Additional charges against the three people and Parrigin are expected after UNITE presents the case to a grand jury.

“This is the fourth methamphetamine lab discovered in this general location,” Smoot said. “Children play in this neighborhood and are being endangered by these meth makers.”

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