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Greenup County Sheriffs hospitalized after exposure to a meth lab

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At about 12a.m. Saturday night, Greenup County Sheriff's deputies Rick Craft and Cody Fuller arrived at 2943 Culp Creek Road, in rural Greenup County, to service a warrant on 42 year-old Hubert Dehart.

Upon the officers' entry of Dehart's residence, Dehart barricaded himself in the bathroom, where an active clandestine meth lab was preparing meth. 

Dehart attempted to dispose of the cooking meth as deputies gained entry to the bathroom.

Shortly after Dehart was taken into police custody, the deputies became overwhelmed by the hazardous fumes and were transported to OLBH Emergency Room.

Deputy Craft was treated and released. However, Deputy Fuller was admitted into the ICU. 

Assistance was provided to the deputies by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department, the Greenup County EMS and officers from Raceland, Russell and Worthington. 

The Russell Volunteer Fire Department set up a decontamination station at the entrance of the OLBH Emergency room entrance and decontaminated every person that was involved at the scene. 

Hubert A. Dehart and Pamela S. Dehart were charged with felony manufacturing methamphetamine, first degree wanton endangerment-police officer and several other felony counts.