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Christina Walker takes meth plea

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Mother signs offer in family meth lab investigation

By Brad Bowman

Christina Walker will be the first sentenced out of a meth lab case involving her family: her husband, two daughters and a son.

Walker signed an offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, pleading guilty to 1st degree possession of a controlled substance 1st offense and unlawful possession of a meth precursor, 1st offense, both class D felonies.

Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hazelett went to the Walkers’ residence in May last year to serve a warrant on Christina Walker. A confidential informant had told Hazelett that Christina Walker had an active meth lab at the home.

Hazelett found Coleman lighter fluid, Drano, plastic tubing, tin foil, pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries and a Target bag containing plastic bottles underneath Christina and Geremy Walker’s bed. During the search, Hazelett found a wooden box labeled ‘happy camper’ with a meth lab in it.

A 5-month-old infant and two children ages 2 and 6 were in the residence belonging to daughter Sabrina Walker.

Hazelett performed a database search which  listed son John E. Walker as the one who allegedly purchased the pseudoephedrine used a precursor in methamphetamine production.

Mother and son eluded arrest until late September 2012 and were found living near Lexington.

Christina Walker was indicted for manufacturing meth, a class B felony; 1st degree possession of a controlled substance, 1st offense, a D felony; possession of a methamphetamine precursor, a class D felony; 3 counts of child endangerment for Sabrina’s children ages 2 years, 6 years and 9 months, class D felonies; possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor in 2012.

Walker will apply for shock probation in 90 days and will be ordered to enroll in a court approved drug program upon release.

She will be formally sentenced  Sept. 12. Geremy, Sabrina, Amber and John Walker’s cases are still pending.