drug arrest meth 01 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/4/13) – A vehicle allegedly containing a meth lab wrecked at the 4200 block of Highway 554 in Daviess County around 8 p.m. on Monday, according to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said Sylvia Pickett, 18, of Daviess County, and Andreas Richardson, 21, also of Daviess County, were traveling westbound on Ky. Hwy. 554 in West Daviess County when Richardson, who was allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine in the vehicle, noticed flames coming from the cooker. Authorities said both Pickett and Richardson jumped from the moving vehicle as the cooker exploded, and the vehicle came to final rest wedged between two pine trees.

Sylvia Pickett was transported to the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with minor injuries. Richardson was life-flighted to Louisville with serious burns. At last notice, he was listed as in serious condition.

Deputies with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department told SurfKY News that charges haven’t been issued against Pickett or Richardson at this time.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News

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