HAZARD—Two people have been indicted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine this month after being found in an abandoned building in the Combs community with meth making materials earlier this year.
Clifton H. Plowman, 30, of Hazard, and 35-year-old Elizabeth C. Fugate, of Vicco, were arrested last month while Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies were making routine checks on some abandoned buildings in the Combs community.
The Herald reported in May that the sheriff’s office makes regular sweeps of abandoned buildings in the county to ensure no illegal activities are going on there. This particular building, which Plowman and Fugate were found in, and the abandoned church beside it, are both known for harboring drug use and other illegal activities.
According to Deputy Jerry Burns, while deputies were checking out the buildings they noticed Plowman standing inside of one.
Burns said deputies apprehended Plowman after he attempted to flee and later found Fugate inside of the building as well.
Upon searching Fugate’s purse, Burns said deputies discovered various meth making materials, including Drano, fertilizer, and an opened ice pack.
Plowman and Fugate were each indicted this month on one count of manufacturing meth, a Class B felony, one count of unlawful possession of meth precursors, four counts each of first-degree wanton endangerment, all Class D felonies, and one count of third-degree criminal trespassing.
Both Fugate and Plowman are being held at the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard, each on a $75,000 bond, and are set for arraignment on July 10.
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.