Hancock County couple arrested for meth lab; children removed | Crime
A Hancock County couple is facing multiple charges after Kentucky State Police say they found them operating a meth lab on property they didn’t own.
Troopers say they received a trespassing complaint on Saturday from a homeowner who advised the couple and their children were living on the property without permission. Troopers arrived at the home in the 8900 block of KY 1700 late Friday afternoon to find 27-year-old Bobby Basham running away from the residence. He was later apprehended.
After searching the home, troopers say they found remnants of a clandestine meth lab and other items commonly used in making it.
During the course of the investigation, troopers say they also recovered a stolen four-wheeler and other stolen items.
Basham and his 23-year-old wife Jacklyn, were arrested and taken to the Breckenridge County Detention Center.
Both are facing drug charges and child endangerment. Bobby Basham has also been charged with fleeing/evading police and menacing.
Authorities say there were children living in the home and they were removed by Hancock County Social Services.
Hancock County Animal Control was also called in during the investigation.