As the officers stood in the checkout line, they witnessed one of the men purchasing drain opener, a product known as a precursor in the manufacture of methamphetamine. A short time later, a second gentleman from the group purchased Coleman Fuel, another precursor to meth manufacture.
Officers Cothron and Gann approached the men in the parking lot outside, where they discovered that the third man had purchased Sudafed, yet another known precursor, and had put it in his back pocket.
Officers pulled records from the store and discovered that this was not the first time all three men had purchased precursors at the Lafayette Wal-Mart.
Jessie Dewayne Frost, age 32, Jeremiah Payne, age 27, and David Lee Herrington, Jr., 26, all of Scottsville, KY, were each arrested on charges of Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture and booked into the Macon County Jail on $50,000 bond. They are scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on May 25th.
According to Detective Cothron, Kentucky authorities were notified about the men’s purchases in Macon County.