Whitley deputies respond to accident scene, find meth, pills

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies called to investigate a vehicle crash Tuesday night recovered methamphetamine and prescription pills from the driver. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Jonas Saunders was called to Ky. 26 in Rockholds in response to a call to Whitley County E911 that a black SUV had wrecked. Saunders reported finding the SUV [...]

Routine traffic stop leads to meth bust

A routine traffic stop Monday evening in the Canadatown community resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on methamphetamine related charges. About 10 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders conducted a traffic stop along Nannie Hubbard Road of a white 2001 Buick LeSabre. According to an arrest citation, the vehicle had no tail [...]

SHERIFF: Corbin man arrested for prowling around car lot had shotgun, drug pipes

A suspected prowler who was reportedly running around the area near Legacy Auto Group in Knox County early Monday morning was under the influence of drugs, according to Knox County Sheriff’s deputies. Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith said deputies arrested 32-year-old Joshua Lee Wilson of Corbin after finding him hidden in a wooded area behind [...]

Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W residence. The homeowner told police that he allowed a woman [...]

Federal grand jury indicts two in Tattersall meth conspiracy

A federal grand jury has indicted two men in connection with an alleged conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine out of a home in Tattersall Subdivision in Corbin.

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Deputy seizes cocaine, meth during recent traffic stops

Over the course of two days, a Whitley County Sheriff's deputy seized cocaine and meth in connection with two separate traffic stops in southern Whitley County near the state line. About 5 p.m. on Oct. 3, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in southern Whitley County when he stopped a 2006 blue Saturn near the Kentucky-Tennessee [...]

W’burg police find heroin, meth in vehicle

Williamsburg police allegedly found heroin and meth in Cameron Lowry's vehicle Oct. 3. Williamsburg police discovered a Tennessee man passed out at a local gas station early Monday morning with heroin and methamphetamine inside his vehicle, according to a court document. About 12:31 a.m. Monday, Williamsburg Police Officer Mike Taylor and K-9 Officer [...]

Whitley deputies find Woodbine man with needle full of meth

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies arrested Sammy Harrell on Oct. 1 on drug-related charges. A Woodbine man was arrested on drug related charges after deputies reported finding a needle loaded with methamphetamine on his person Saturday. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Brian Hensley arrested 43-year-old Sammy D. Harrell outside a wooded [...]

Knox deputies find Gray woman passed out in car with daughter inside

A Gray woman is facing one count of endangering the welfare of a minor after Knox County Sheriff’s deputies found her asleep in her car with her 10-year-old daughter in the back seat. According to Sheriff Mike Smith, Deputy Mikey Ashurst arrested 46-year-old Donna Huff outside a residence on Norwood Drive. Smith said Ashurst began [...]

Source of drugs in meth conspiracy sentenced to 11 years in federal prison

The man who has admitted to being the source of supply in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Knox, Laurel, Madison and Rockcastle counties has been sentenced to eleven years, three months in federal prison.

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