Crystal Meth Found In Traffic Stop

The Kentucky State Police report two people are behind bars following a traffic stop that let to the discovery of crystal meth. 46 year old Shelly Lovell and 40 year old William Brock face possession of crystal meth charges. Troopers say they stopped their minivan for a traffic violation on U.S. 25 in Rockcastle County. They say both acted weird and the officers believed drugs were in the car. During a search, crystal meth was found. Both were lodged in the Rockcastle County Jail.

Pulaski Teen Facing Charges After Joyride In Stolen Vehicle

Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood said a teen was arrested after stealing a car and taking it on a joyride. The 16 year old reportedly stole a Chevy Equinox just outside of Somerset, and took it for a spin. After a short chase, the sheriff said about five or six people jumped out of the SUV before the driver took off again, going over 100 miles per hour. Fifteen minutes later and one close call with a semi the teen smashed into and split a pole. He now faces three felony counts, plus several other charges.

Laurel County Clerk Reminding Those Unable To Vote About Absentee Balloting

With the primary election coming up next month Laurel County Clerk Dean Johnson is reminding everyone who may be unable to go out and vote on election day absentee ballots are being mailed out and starting Monday a voting machine will be available for those qualified to vote early. The primary election is May 20th and as always we'll have live election night coverage on Kool Gold 96.7.

Three Arrested In Laurel County Drug Bust

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting deputies raided a London motel room where they had recieved complaints of drug activity. When deputies arrived at the motel room, they discovered drug paraphernalia in the room, along with used syringes that were uncapped and laying within arms reach of a seven-year-old child that was sleeping in the floor in a small play tent. Arrested was: Raymond Eggers age 29 of New Salem Rd., London charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a minor and Savanah Hill age 28 of  E. Pittsburg Church Rd., London charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a minor. In addition, she was charged on a Pulaski County warrant for failure to appear in court on numerous traffic violations. A third person, Sally Hill age 51 of E. Pittsburg Church Rd., London was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Social services was called to the scene and the child was released to his father. All three were lodged in the Laurel County detention facility.

Whitley County Police Go After More Than Two Dozen In Operation Snowflake

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office gave some suspected drug dealers an early morning wake up call. Sheriff's deputies went after more than two dozen people in what officials call "Operation "Snowflake". Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell named it "Operation Snowflake" because the investigations started in the winter, and he says it was fitting when they made the arrests. Tuesday morning, Sheriff's Deputies and other officers arrested accused drug dealers in Whitley County and brought them to the courthouse for booking, then took them to jail. They had warrants to arrest 30 people on drug trafficking charges.

Laurel County Clerk Urges Those Who Have Delinquent Tax Bills To Pay Now Before It Gets Worse

The tax deadline passed Tuesday not only for income tax but also for property taxes. Laurel County Clerk Dean Johnson recommends those who are delinquent on thier taxes to come by his office before it gets worse. Johnson's office is open Monday through Friday from 8am til 4:30pm and Saturday from 8am to 11:45 at the Laurel County Courthouse.

Three former Employees Of Oakwood Manor In Somerset Plead Guilty To Felony Charges Of Abuse And Neglect

Attorney General Jack Conway has announced three former employees of Oakwood Manor in Somerset have pleaded guilty to felony charges of abuse and neglect. 22-year-old Coty King, of Pine Knot, pleaded guilty to two counts; 21-year-old Cody Burton, of Burnside, pleaded guilty to one count and 22-year-old Timothy James Ball, of Pine Knot, pleaded guilty to one count. Both King and Burton were first arrested in September 2013 after King allegedly enticed a developmentally disabled adult patient at Oakwood Manor to hit another patient while King used his cell phone to record the incident.  Burton was accused of participating in the incident and failing to report it.  Further forensics review of video recovered from the cell phone also led to the indictment of Ball for his involvement in another incident staged by King. Conway encourages anyone who suspects abuse of a patient in a nursing home, Medicaid facility or personal care home to report it to his office using our tip line at 1-877-ABUSE TIP.

Two People Arrested After Vehicle And Foot Pursuit

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting deputies arrested two people after a vehicle and foot pursuit in northern Laurel County. Deputies were attempting to locate a man that allegedly fled a domestic assault the day before and was possibly driving a stolen pickup truck. Deputies located the truck on 490 and attempted to pull him over. The truck sped up reaching speeds of up to 90 mph. The vehicle eventually turned down an ATV trail toward Callahan falls. Deputies followed the vehicle as far as they could but had to get out search on foot. Deputies located the pickup and saw smoke coming from the cab. The truck became fully engulfed setting the hillside on fire. Area fire departments were called in to put out the fire. Deputies requested the State Police K-9 unit to come track the suspects. Troopers found Doren Napier age 46 East Bernstadt hiding in the woods. She was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, and public intoxication. Following an extensive search, the driver, Roger Vaughn age 55 East Bernstadt was found on Ky 490. He was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, DUI, wanton endangerment and other charges. Vaughn reportedly told officers he had been on meth for several days and always runs from the police. Both were lodged in the Laurel County detention facility.

Knox County Drug Bust Nets Eight

Knox County Sheriff John Pickard along with three deputies and two volunteer deputies conducted a drug round up arresting eight out of nine people with warrants out for the illegal sale of prescription drugs. Officers arrested two from the Gray community, two from the Moore Hill Community, two from the Woodbine community and two from the Corbin area of Knox County. Those arrested were: Russell Jenkins age 55, Steven R Brewer age 32, Bradley D Hinkle age 35, Charles J Gray age 32, Kevin S Mullins age 43, Denver Crawford age 73, Brook Dozier age 24 and Eric B. Isom age 33.

Whitley County Police Make Arrest In Meth Related Wreck

 

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell is reporting an arrest has been made in last weeks wreck where meth was found in the trunk of a car. Officers say Highway 204 near Gibson Lane in Williamsburg was closed to all but emergency traffic while the meth lab was safely handled. Upon arrival at the accident scene Police found a meth lab in the trunk of the car. Witnesses told police two people exited the wrecked vehicle and fled into the woods. Deputies arrested 40-year-old Thomas Wayne Hersey at a residence in the Canada Town community. Hersey was arrested on charges of first-offense manufacturing methamphetamine and first-offense unlawful possession of meth precursors. Anyone with information about the potential second occupant that fled is asked to call the Whitley County Sheriff,s Department at 549-6006 or the Whitley County dispatch at 549-6017.