Man charged with manufacture of meth

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Variety of charges brought against 24-year-old

By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville man’s problems with local law enforcement were compounded last week when he was charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Jason Scott Hatcher, 24, also was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of handgun by convicted felon and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, second offense, on March 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail under $100,000 cash bond.

Deputy Matt Darst wrote in his arrest citation that components of a meth lab were found at Hatcher’s residence on North L&N Turnpike.

Hatcher is facing more charges stemming from a Jan. 20 car crash on Bardstown Road. Officers said he tested positive for marijuana, opiates and two other substances. The substances were not specified in court records.

Hatcher was charged also with possession of marijuana, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree wanton endangerment. Officers said he endangered his passenger who suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Hatcher entered a not guilty plea Feb. 17 to the first charges in LaRue District Court.