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Police uncovered a methamphetamine lab and arrested two Hodgenville residents Thursday night after responding to a motel in search of another suspect.
Tiffany E. Naylor, 23, and James B. Buckles, 33, each face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Naylor also is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to citations, Elizabethtown police initially went to a room in the E’town Motel in search of Matthew Goodlett. Detective Rob Green with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force said Goodlett is wanted a warrant out of Jefferson County.
Instead, officers found Naylor, Buckles and a backpack containing items consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine, according to the citation.
Investigators also found a marijuana cigarette, meth-related paraphernalia and suspected valium pills, police said, Naylor has been charged in relation to those items.
During questioning at the Elizabethtown department, Buckles told police he, Naylor and Goodlett had cooked methamphetamine earlier that day at Taylor Bend Park in Glendale, according to the citation. He later accompanied police to the location, where investigators said they found a cooler containing all the ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine.
Naylor told police she was at the park but did not know what Goodlett and Buckles were doing, according to a citation.
Police never found Goodlett, who police consider a suspect in the meth lab found Thursday, Green said.
“I think he knows he’s wanted in Louisville so he’s down here,” he said.
Naylor and Buckles are lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 cash bonds. They are scheduled to appear for arraignment Jan. 25 in Hardin District Court.
Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.