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Seven arrests in Laurel County as Sheriff John Root's "War on Drugs" continues

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Laurel County, KY - Laurel Sheriff John Root, Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore, Detective Jason Back and oter detectives and deputies arrested 7 individuals on drug charges off Old Ky. 30, 4 miles north  of London (near East Bernstadt) on Wednesday evening November 29th, 2017 at approximately 6:20 PM.

The arrests occurred while the Sheriff's office was conducting a drug investigation there, and a search warrant was executed where deputies located several bags of suspected crystal meth, scales, needles, glass pipes, ziploc bags, and drug.

Also possible stolen property was found.

Those arrested included:

  • Timothy Jarvis age 51 of Highway 3094, East Bernstadt charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree first offense methamphetamine; engaging in organized crime; possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, the subject was charged on a Laurel district court warrant of arrest charging receiving stolen property under $500.
  • Joyce Liford age 45 of Highway 3094, East Bernstadt charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Russell Ray Vaughn age 36 of McCarty Lane, London charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree first offense methamphetamine; engaging in organized crime; possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Jr. Brock age 33 of Highway 3094 East Bernstadt charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree first offense methamphetamine; engaging in organized crime; possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Ronnie Ray Colwell age 44 of John R Jones Road, London charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree first offense methamphetamine; engaging in organized crime; possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • David A. Gibson age 28 of Star Hill Road, East Bernstadt charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree first offense methamphetamine; engaging in organized crime; possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Crystal Rae Neeley age 47 Of Nancy Road, London charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree first offense methamphetamine; engaging in organized crime; possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • All 7 individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Sheriff John RootPhotos of the accused courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Also assisting for the Laurel County Sheriff's office was: Capt. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Greg Poynter, Detective Kyle Gray, Detective Chris Edwards, Detective Sgt. Kevin Berry, Deputy Travis Napier, Deputy Jake Miller, Deputy Brandon Broughton, Deputy Byron Lawson, Sgt. Jack Caudill, Bailiff Roy Ball, Bailiff Robert Reed, Bailiff Jerry Poynter, Detective Richard Dalryple, Detective Brad Mitchell, and CSO Brent France.

    Sheriff John Root stated that the "War on Drugs" will be continuing!

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