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Alleged meth-mom, boyfriend surrender at jail

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Cash bond set at $50,000

By Brent Schanding

A LaRue County mother and her live-in boyfriend wanted on drug charges surrendered about 3:15 p.m. Saturday at LaRue County Jail.

Carrie Brown, 30, and Bruce Lewczyk, 33, are each being lodged there on a $50,000 cash bond, after they evaded authorities for six days. 

“Their attorney contacted me earlier in the week,” Hodgenville Police Lt. Steve Johnson said.  “They agreed to surrender.”

Brown and Lewczyk will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue Circuit Court on charges they possessed methamphetamine precursors and manufactured the substance.

Brown’s daughter and son are believed to be in the custody of family members, Johnson said.

Police say Brown’s 11-year-old daughter, who they found unconscious, led them to a Maple Avenue methamphetamine lab. About 10 p.m. Sunday, Hodgenville Police found the girl lying unresponsive near Red Hill Cemetery on Greensburg Street, according to police Lt. Steve Johnson.

LaRue EMS crews were able to revive the girl, who told police she “blanked out.”

“She was unable to tell us anything about what happened to her,” Johnson said. “She just remembered walking up Maple Avenue,” where officers recovered a single shoe belonging to the girl.

An officer determined the girl lived on West Maple Avenue, where officials discovered an empty, open house.

“There, they got a whiff of an ether or ammonia-like smell,” Johnson said. “It’s a distinct smell that meth puts off when it’s been cooked.”

In a trash can located outside, officials found a two-liter bottle, several empty boxes of allergy medication, dismantled lithium batteries and a receipt for

Brown fled from officials at Hardin Memorial Hospital " where her daughter was transported for treatment

“She left her daughter, who was in the back being treated,” Johnson said.

The girl had no serious injuries and was released later to family members in Hardin County, Johnson said.