Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a shooting complaint Tuesday night in southern Laurel County that resulted in a drug trafficking arrest.
Deputies arrested Richard Kilgore, 46, of London, on Hanes Baker Road, off of U.S. 25, on charges of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication – controlled substance.
Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said K-9/Shift Sgt. Gary Mehler along with Deputy Brent France responded to the scene at approximately 9:16 p.m.
While the deputies found nothing to indicate a shooting had occurred, they located Kilgore in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck.
A search turned up methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, a metal spoon, tourniquet band, and digital scales.
Kilgore was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.