A local man was arrested after police discovered an active meth lab 
in the bed of the truck he was driving.
    According to information released by the Monticello Police 
Department, Shane Ray Savage, 44, of Monticello, was arrested on 
Thursday, September 26 on multiple charges, including no operators 
license, no registration plates, possession of drug paraphernalia, 
trafficking in a controlled substance first degree (over two grams of 
meth), manufacturing methamphetamine second offense and criminal 
possession of forged instruments.
    Savage was charged after police stopped a 1988 Chevrolet truck on 
Fairview Avenue.
    The truck had no visible registration plates, according to police.
    During the investigation, police stated they discovered the meth 
lab, approximately 4 1/2 grams of methamphetamine and twelve 
counterfeit $100 bills.
    Savage was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
    The investigation and arrest was conducted by Monticello Police 
Chief Joe Bybee, Major Ronnie Ellis II and Officer Joey Hoover.
    Kentucky State Police Troopers Jason Browning and Adam Hensley, 
certified meth lab technicians, responded to the scene to neutralize the active meth lab and process it for evidence.

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