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Two arrested on meth charges

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By The Staff

Two Mercer county residents were arrested March 26 on charges of possessing material used in the production of methamphetamine, according to reports from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

Brian E. Neikirk, 33, and April S. Cheak, 28, were arrested during a traffic stop on Hilltop Drive. Officer Jeremy Cornish pulled the vehicle over for disregarding a stop sign. The stop resulted in the discovery of the items used in the production of meth.

Neikirk was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of meth precursors and first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.

Cheak was charged with disregarding a stop sign, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Neikirk and Cheak are lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

The Kentucky State Police, Anderson County Sheriff's Office and other Lawrenceburg police officers assisted in the investigation, according to the police reports.