Scott County

Georgetown woman who allegedly was making meth in car charged with 13 counts

A Georgetown woman was charged with 13 felony and misdemeanor offenses early Thursday after she tried to run over two police officers and was found to be cooking methamphetamine in a car, police said.

Amy Whisman, whose age was not listed, was charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, fleeing or evading police, and resisting arrest, among other charges, said Georgetown Police Lt. Robert Swanigan.

Police responded to a call of a suspicious person at 725 East College Street and found a woman sitting in the passenger seat of a Toyota Corolla. When police questioned her, she provided what was later found to be a false name and Social Security number, Swanigan said.

When officers asked her to step out of the locked car, the woman refused and slid over to the driver's seat and tried to drive away, nearly striking officers Shannon Miller and Chris Zirbes, Swanigan said. Neither officer was hurt because they got out of the way, but the Corolla then hit the front of Miller's cruiser.

The officers then broke out the Corolla's windows with their baton/flashlights and used a Taser to immobilize the woman. She still climbed out of a passenger-side window and tried to run away, Swanigan said.

After she was under control, police found a working meth lab in the car; Swanigan said the woman had been cooking the drug as she sat in the car. A Kentucky State Police team was called to the scene to dispose of the hazardous, flammable materials, Swanigan said.

The woman was later identified as Whisman, who also was charged with third-degree assault, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, a prescription drug not in a proper container, first-degree and third-degree criminal mischief, providing a police officer a false name and address, and improper registration.

She was lodged in the Scott County Detention Center, where she remained without bond later Thursday morning.