Officers bust Upton meth lab

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By Linda Ireland

An Upton man has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

David R. Staples, 37, of Upton-Talley Road, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, trafficking in controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of controlled substance, unspecified and possession of marijuana, after officers found a working meth lab at his home.

LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said he was requested to investigate by a probation and parole officer Monday night.

Staples was lodged in the LaRue County jail.

The sheriff’s office continues the investigation.