Four people were charged with receiving stolen property after police found more than $20,000 worth of tools, guns and other items near Sadie ville, authorities said. A fifth person was charged in connection with a meth lab found at the same location.
The four people charged with receiving stolen property by the Scott County Sheriff's Office were Don A. Adams Jr., 27, and Joshua Phillips, 21, both of Georgetown; and Daniel W. Beach, 46, and Rita House, 31, both of Sadieville.
In addition, Kentucky State Police arrested Randall Hicks, 38, of New Albany, Ind., and charged him with fleeing and evading, three counts of possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence. He and the other four were lodged in the Scott County jail.
The discovery of the stolen property came after Scott County Deputy Sheriff Mike Caudill was contacted by a victim who had found his stolen property at a pawn shop. Further investigation led Caudill to recover additional items and obtain a search warrant for property on Burgess Smith Road in northern Scott County.
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When the warrant was executed, deputies found thousands of dollars in stolen property that police think came from several Scott County burglaries during the past two weeks. Additional items might have come from Harrison County burglaries. The items included chain saws, drills, boat motors and guns, Caudill said.
The stolen property, which filled an 18-foot-long cattle trailer, was logged into evidence Tuesday in Georgetown.
State police were called to dismantle the meth lab. The investigation is continuing, and more drug and criminal charges are pending.