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UPTON: Five charged with drug manufacturing

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By Linda Ireland

Five people were arrested Jan. 26 when officers found a meth lab in an Upton home.
Paul Anthony LaGrega Jr., 36; Althea Hope Blan, 41; and Jonathan Louis Blan, 18, all of Cedar Street, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor; possession of controlled substance; trafficking in controlled substance; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; possession or use of radio that sends and receives police transmissions; and first-degree cruelty to animals.
LaRue Deputy Matt Darst said a pit bull-type dog was found dead outside the home. It was still on a chain and appeared to be malnourished, he added.
Angela Gale Bowers, 35, of Upton; and Justin Wayne Salsman, 26, of Elizabethtown, were each charged with unlawful possession of meth precursor; possession of controlled substance; and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia. Bowers was charged also with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; Salsman was charged with second-offense manufacturing methamphetamine.
Darst, along with deputies Eric Williamson, Brian Smith and Russell McCoy, and constables Ira Bloyd Jr. and Joe Allen, served the search warrant. Officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force assisted with disposal of hazardous materials.
All five were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will appear Feb. 2 in LaRue District Court.
 

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