OLDHAM COUNTY POLICE
On Friday, January 06, 2006, information was obtained by the Oldham County Police Department of an active Methamphetamine Lab located in an apartment at the 200 block of Yager Avenue in LaGrange. An investigation was then initiated with the assistance of the LaGrange Police Department.
Narcotics Detectives gained consent to search the apartment and located the suspected items being used to manufacture methamphetamine. Clandestine Lab certified detectives from the Oldham County Police Department and the Kentucky State Police were then called to the crime scene to assess the situation. After the apartment was secured, the suspected items were processed as evidence. After investigating the scene, detectives finally determined that the process being utilized by the suspects, was not a process which would manufacture methamphetamine. The chemical items were still secured and removed to a hazardous materials storage facility.
Additional investigation into this incident revealed that the two suspects had received a recipe on manufacturing methamphetamine. The suspects admitted to investigating officers that it was their intent to make methamphetamine and sell.
Charged in this incident were Dennis Lee Bettis, 23, of Louisville, Kentucky and Darin Dwayne Bettis, 19, of LaGrange, Kentucky. Both suspects were charged with Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine, – 1st Offense, class "C" Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 1st Offense, class "A" Misdemeanor. Darin Bettis was charged an additional charge of Possession of Marijuana, class "A" Misdemeanor.
Should anyone have any additional information regarding this incident they are requested to contact the Oldham County Police Department.