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Traffic stop ends in drug arrest

A routine traffic stop Saturday afternoon led to the discovery of drugs in a backpack, a handgun under a seat and a rifle hidden in a pair of brown overalls. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Estep arrested Preston Messer, 39, of Williamsburg, on drug charges after Messer...

Operation Winter Frost results in 22 arrests

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office made 21 arrests as part of Operation Winter Frost on Friday. The arrests were the result of undercover drug investigations conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The individuals arrested were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center....

Complaints lead to ten drug-related arrests in north Corbin

The investigation of suspected drug activity at two locations in north Corbin Tuesday afternoon resulted in 10-drug related arrest. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested eight people at a residence off of Foley Road, off of Byrley Road, and two others at a residence off of...

Police called to disturbance complaint find Corbin man, Williamsburg woman fighting over drugs

A Corbin man and a Williamsburg woman were arrested Tuesday morning in Laurel County after police say a verbal argument over drugs at a residence in the Wyan-Pine area turned physical. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kristina D. Blakley, 29, and Robert Havens, 40, of...

Gray woman jailed after six young children found home with no food

A Gray woman is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on charges that she left her six children alone inside of a residence with no food Tuesday night. Thirty-eight-year-old Mary Meek is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, third-degree possession of a...

Constable arrests W’burg man after drugs fall out of camo hoody

A Williamsburg man is facing a drug possession charge following Sunday afternoon incident near Highway 1804. About 4:15 p.m. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. was dispatched to 35 Dycus Road to investigate a harassment complaint. “It was also reported that a male was...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Keavy duo facing drug trafficking, possession charges

A Keavy couple was arrested Tuesday night on drug trafficking charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies found methamphetamine, Suboxone, marijuana, scales and cash inside their vehicle. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies arrested...

W’burg Plastics reports employee for drug trafficking

A Williamsburg Plastics employee is behind bars for allegedly selling or offering to sell drugs to his co-workers. John E. Combs, 49, of Williamsburg, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday afternoon to a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Eight-month investigation leads to arrest of Corbin man, seizure of crystal meth, cash and guns

Officers from six law enforcement agencies seized 11 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, cash, and numerous firearms, including one federally prohibited assault weapon, while executing a search warrant at a Tattersall residence Wednesday evening. About 8 p.m. Wednesday,...

Laurel Co. Sheriff’s K-9 unit makes first drug bust

Less than a week on the job, Laurel County Sheriff’s K-9, Edge, scored his first drug bust Wednesday morning during a traffic stop in north Corbin. According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Edge alerted to the presence of methamphetamine inside a black colored Jeep Cherokee...
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