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Boone County Sheriff credits meth lab arrests to citizens

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There's a new sheriff in town, and he is already tackling an out of control drug problem that has people fearing for their safety.

"They wanted change and we are going to make a change," said Boone County Sheriff Randall White.

White has 37 years of experience in law enforcement.

He was sworn in as the new sheriff last month.

He said community involvement helped his deputies discover two meth labs at homes on Camp Creek Road.

Christopher Tulley, 36, was arrested and charged with operating a clandestine laboratory and conspiracy.

Brian Miller, 35, was arrested and charged with attempting to operate a clandestine laboratory, conspiracy, and three counts of child neglect creating a substantial risk of injury.

Deputies said Miller's three children were home during the raid and had been exposed to meth making materials.

Neighbors said they are relieved to have these two men off of the streets and in jail.

They said they are glad Sheriff White is taking the drug problem seriously.

"I think he's a good man. It's a good thing what he's doing. There's too many people around here on drugs and there needs to be something done about it," one neighbor said.

White said these two arrests would not have been possible without tips from people who call Camp Creek Road home.

"We want our citizens to not be afraid in their homes and to feel safe. We are going to do whatever it takes to get it that way," he said.

To report suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Boone County Sheriff Department's tip line at 304-369-7387.

The men are in the Southwestern Regional Jail with bail set at $100,000.