Scott County

2 charged after 6 officers exposed to meth fumes in Scott Co.

Two men were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at a Scott County trailer where a trooper and five deputy sheriffs were exposed to fumes, Kentucky State Police said.

The officers responded to a complaint of a possible meth lab in northern Scott County shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday.

They arrived at a trailer on North Dividing Ridge Road. One man in the trailer poured ingredients down a kitchen sink in an attempt to cover up the activities, trooper Ron Turley said in a news release.

The trooper and Scott County deputies, who were not identified, entered the trailer and were exposed to meth fumes, Turley said.

The officers were treated by Scott County emergency medical technicians for bronchial irritation. They also were treated at a Lexington hospital and released, Turley said.

Jeremy T. Centers, 36, of Sadieville, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence and six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He also was treated by Scott County EMS.

Phillip M. Jean, 32, of Georgetown was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. He and Centers were taken to the Scott County Detention Center.

A state police response team was called to dismantle the lab and clean the scene.

Anonymous drug tips may be reported by calling any state police post or calling 1-800-367-3847.