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South Carolina man pleads guilty to trafficking meth in Knox County

A South Carolina man arrested in Knox County after sheriff’s deputies located two pounds of marijuana, more than $8,000 in cash and a loaded handgun in his pickup truck pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges Tuesday. Joe Barlow Owens, 44, of Blacksburg, South...

Lily duo charged with child abuse

A Lily duo was arrested Thursday night on child abuse charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. Michael Hodge, 43, and Charlie Flores, 29, were each charged with first-degree criminal abuse,...

Keavy man arrested after deputy finds him passed out in running vehicle

A Keavy man was arrested Thursday morning after he was found passed out in a running vehicle with several needles in his lap. Micah Hammack, 31, was arrested following an investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies into a complaint of a suspicious vehicle at Flatwoods boat...

Gray woman charged with assaulting deputy, endangering children

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gray woman early Thursday morning on charges of assaulting a police officer and endangering her minor children. Lori Havelka, 39, allegedly kicked and grabbed Deputy Mikey Ashurst at a residence on Arkle Road, off of south Ky. 233....

Knox County man convicted of role in conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

A Knox County man was convicted Tuesday for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. Charles W. Warfield, 51, of Artemis was one of 19 people named in federal indictment returned in a superseding indictment returned on March 21....

Lily man facing child abuse, drug trafficking charges

A Lily man is facing child abuse and drug trafficking charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies discovered crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside his residence where a five-year-old was living Sunday night. James Anthony Reeves, 30, was charged with...

Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to heroin bust

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people late Saturday night after an investigation into a suspicious vehicle outside a north Corbin business led to the discovery of suspected heroin. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that...

DUI traffic stop results in discovery of pillowcase containing marijuana

A routine traffic stop for suspected DUI Saturday night in Knox County turned out to be anything but as Kentucky State Police found a pillowcase full of marijuana, along with a baggie of methamphetamine, and prescription pills inside the vehicle. Trooper Sidney Wagner arrested...

Deputies find Gray man passed out in car with genitals exposed

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Corbin man Sunday afternoon on multiple charges, including indecent exposure, after finding him passed out at the wheel of his running car with his penis out of his pants. Tony Robert Couch, 41, is facing charges of first-degree indecent...

Whitley deputies arrest six people as patrols are stepped up in areas known for drug activity

A Williamsburg woman is facing drug-related charges after deputies located suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia inside her vehicle Wednesday night, and a Woodbine woman was taken into custody following a separate traffic stop as the Whitley County Sheriff’s...