Father and Son Allegedly Making Drugs Together

By Leah Kirstein

Published 02/27 2014 06:11PM

Updated 02/28 2014 12:16PM

BROCKWAY, JEFFERSON COUNTY - Police have released more information about the search warrant they were serving at a home on Cemetery Hill Road in Brockway, Jefferson County, on September 26, resulting in Trooper Brad Wilson being shot.

Police say for about two weeks they had been investigating drug activity at the house. They say on two occasions they searched trash bags left on the curb. Inside they say they found marijuana leaves and stems. They further found rubber gloves without the fingers and cut apart lithium batteries along with other materials associated with meth production.

On the 26, they went to serve the search warrant for the house and the owner, Kenneth Lees Sr. shot Trooper Bradley Wilson. Wilson was immediately taken to the hospital and Lees Sr. barricaded himself inside the house. He ultimately, killed himself.

His son, Kenneth Lees Jr. was taken into custody, that same night, for allegedly getting into a chase with police. On Thursday, February 27 more charges were added to his list including manufacturing meth.

The court documents say, in his car, police found a notebook. Inside he left a note explaining that he and his dad started growing marijuana. He was the "mastermind" and his dad the "laborer". They made money, but he grew bored.

Later, his dad needed more money and since Lees was in school for chemistry, the court documents explain, he used his knowledge to allegedly make meth and ecstasy.

An active lab for both drugs was found on the Lees' property September 27 according to police.

Lees remains in the Jefferson County Jail.

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