Suspect in alleged Alabama meth lab succumbs to heart attack
Submitted by Howard Owens on May 27, 2010 - 2:00pm
One of the three suspects in an alleged meth lab operation uncovered in November died May 17.
At the time of this death, charges were still pending against Kenneth Mosholder, 45, as well as the other two defendants in the case, Dustin R. Benham, 20, of Darien and Denise Montgomery, 41, of Batavia.
Mosholder's obituary was published on The Batavian by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home yesterday. We confirmed today with the Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo that the obituary was for the same Mosholder charged in the case.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said only that, "the case is proceeding."
Mosholder, according to the obituary, suffered a heart attack.
Local law enforcement as well as the DEA announced a raid on a property in Alabama on Nov. 12. It was one of five suspected meth labs uncovered in the county over a couple of months late in 2009. The property was auctioned off in March for back taxes.