Crime

Richmond officer overcome by meth fumes

A Richmond police officer was overcome by fumes Thursday afternoon after a meth lab was found inside a mobile home.

At 5:52 p.m., members of the Central Kentucky Area Drug Task Force investigated a report of a methamphetamine lab at 416 North Second Street and requested assistance from Richmond patrol units.

Shortly after arriving, a female officer was overcome by fumes. She and three suspects in the trailer were taken to Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. The officer was treated and released but is expected to have several weeks of monitoring to assess her condition.

The trailer was secured and a search warrant was obtained. Members of the Richmond Police Narcotics Unit neutralized the lab.

Three people were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and lodged in the Madison County jail, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

They were Derrick McKinney, 25; Tashia Phillips, 25; and Coleman Gibbs, 21.

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