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Operation ‘March Madness’ nets 20 suspected drug dealers

Laurel County Sheriff John Root and his deputies hit the ground running early Monday morning, rounding up 20 individuals from across the tri-county area on drug-related charges during Operation “March Madness.” Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer,...

Traffic stop leads to two drug trafficking arrests

A traffic stop Saturday evening by the Williamsburg Police Department resulted in the arrest of two people on drug trafficking charges. About 7:37 p.m., Williamsburg Police Officer Dorman Patrick Jr. observed a white Pontiac G6 traveling south on US25W after identifying the...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

Knox deputy recovers 2 pounds of meth, 1 pound of marijuana

A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy recovered approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine and 1 pound of marijuana Monday morning off of the Corbin bypass, arresting two people on drug trafficking charges. Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that...

W’burg man arrested after meth found in vehicle he was driving

A Williamsburg man is behind bars after a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy found four grams of suspected methamphetamine in his vehicle, according to a sheriff’s department release. About 6 p.m. on Jan. 15, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling on Highway 1804 when he made contact...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Whitley County couple arrested for methamphetamine trafficking

Two Whitley County residents are behind bars after police found 10 grams of a form of suspected methamphetamine known as “ice,” which is an extremely pure and potent form of the drug. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders arrested Benita Smith, who is also known as...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Record Knox County meth bust now a federal case

A Tennessee man arrested in November in Knox County after Sheriff Mike Smith and his deputies discovered more than two pounds of crystal methamphetamine inside his vehicle is now facing federal charges. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...

Man indicted for possession with intent to distribute meth in Corbin

A Louisville man has been indicted in U.S. District Court in London for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine in Whitley County. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

W’burg police arrest three for methamphetamine trafficking

Williamsburg police recovered suspected methamphetamine and marijuana while conducting a drug investigation late Sunday evening. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor charged Dawn M. Michael, 44, of Jellico, Rocky D. Henson, 42, of Williamsburg, and Zachary Hopkins, 27, whose...
Posted On 05 Dec 2018

Keavy man latest arrest in on-going roundup of suspected drug dealers

A Keavy man is the latest in the list of 17 suspected drug traffickers apprehended by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies. Deputy Jake Miller arrested George T. Griffey, 35, Saturday night following a traffic stop on West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. in north Corbin. Deputy Gilbert...

Knox deputies make record meth bust following vehicle, foot pursuit

Minutes after securing a suspected drug dealer in custody, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith and his deputies discovered more than two pounds of crystal methamphetamine inside the suspect vehicle Monday morning. “It is the most I have seen,” Smith said of the methamphetamine law...