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 Thelma Karr, 45, and William Karr, 43 in the parking lot of a business of Adams Road in [...]

W’burg Plastics reports employee for drug trafficking

John Combs was arrested recently for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine at a Williamsburg factory. 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 [...]

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, the Williamsburg Police Department executed a state search warrant at a residence at 156 Trails End in the Tattersall community near Corbin. [...]

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 in which 30-year-old Greg Bateman of Lily was a [...]

Traffic stop leads to drug possession charge

A Williamsburg man is facing a felony drug possession charge following a traffic stop early Tuesday evening on Lot-Mud Creek Road in southern Whitley County. Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. charged Adam Cougar Fite, 31, with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug and controlled substance prescription not in original [...]

Deputies make pair of weekend drug busts

Crystal Harrell was one of four people arrested during two separate drug raids Saturday evening by Whitley County Sheriff's Deputies. Whitley County sheriff's deputies seized cash, marijuana, Suboxone films and drug paraphernalia while executing a pair of search warrants in the Savoy and Saxton communities Saturday evening. Detective Derek Eubanks obtained the search [...]

Report of passed out driver leads to drug arrest

A Williamsburg man, who was found allegedly passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle late last Wednesday evening, is still in jail facing felony drug possession charges. Everett Leland Young, 44, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday afternoon to two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled [...]

Three arrested at Landmark Inn

Corbin Police arrested three people Saturday night in connection with suspected drug activity at a local motel. Officers arrested 35-year-old Sarah Cox on multiple drug possession charges, 26-year-old Marti Payne on drug trafficking and possession charges, and 40-year-old William Siler for possession of drug paraphernalia following a short foot pursuit at the Landmark Inn on [...]

Routine call leads deputy to meth lab; one man arrested

A routine call early Saturday morning led a Whitley County Sheriff's deputy to the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab. About 2 a.m., Deputy Jonas Saunders was on a call on Clifford Canada Road when he received an anonymous tip about possible drug activity and a methamphetamine lab, Sheriff Colan Harrell said in a release. [...]

Operation UNITE offers free drug-testing kits to parents

Starting this week, parents will be able to pick up free saliva-based drug testing kits at various locations in Whitley County. Dan Smoot with Operation UNITE The "Give Me A Reason" drug prevention initiative is a voluntary drug-testing program through the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and Operation UNITE. Dan Smoot, [...]