Upton man sentenced in meth lab case

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Probation was denied for Barry Cottrell

By Linda Ireland

An Upton man has been sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.

Barry Cottrell, 52, was charged with the crimes after a social worker visited his home on Wonderland Road in August 2008 and reported a possible meth lab to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department. The social worker was trying to locate a Hart County child when she made the discovery.

When officers arrived, they found components and ingredients used to manufacture the illegal drug strewn about the yard.

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