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Man charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

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Pregnant woman and child living in residence

By Linda Ireland

Willis A. Richardson, 39, was charged Aug. 11 after officers found marijuana and methamphetamine labs in his home.

Social services had requested police assistance on a welfare check on children at a residence on Cruse Road, according to Kentucky State Trooper Ryan Johnson. Upon arrival, Johnson obtained permission to search the residence and found a marijuana plant and evidence of several meth labs.

A 12-year-old was removed from the home and placed with family members. A pregnant woman residing at the residence was not charged.

The Hodgenville man was charged with cultivation in marijuana, less than five plants and first-degree manufacture of methamphetamine. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $100,000 cash bond.

Trooper Johnson was assisted by the Greater Hardin County Task Force.