MONTICELLO – Three people have been arrested after police discovered two active methamphetamine labs within a 24-hour period.

The first lab was discovered by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday afternoon in the Missouri Hollow Subdivision off KY 167.

Sheriff’s deputies had received information about a possible meth operation and went to the home to investigate. After receiving permission to search the property they spotted the lab, secured the scene and called for assistance from Operation UNITE.

UNITE detectives found an active hydrogen chloride generator along with several grams of finished methamphetamine.

Arrested was 27-year-old Daniel Vaughn, of Beech Valley Manor, Monticello, on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine.

The case will be turned over to Operation UNITE.

Wednesday afternoon about 1 p.m. UNITE detectives, sheriff deputies and officers from the Monticello Police Department executed a search warrant at the Midtown Apartments on North Main Street where they discovered another active lab.

Charged with manufacturing methamphetamine were 47-year-old Billy Owens and 60-year-old Beverly Wilson, both from that address.

Assisting with the cases was Wayne County Attorney Tom Simmons.