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Drug arrests on Curry Road in Laurel County

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: The "War on Drugs" campaign continues in Laurel County--Detective Jason Back and Detective James Sizemore along with the Laurel County Sheriff's Office Special Response Unit (S.R.U.)led by Major Rodney Van Zant, Deputy Daniel Grigsby and his K-9 "Edge" and Sheriff's deputies and detectives arrested 4 individuals off Curry Road, approximately 10 miles west of London early Tuesday morning November 22, 2016 at approximately 10:30 AM.

The arrests occurred after information was developed following numerous complaints of drug activity in that area and a search warrant was obtained and executed there. Sheriff's deputies and the sheriff's office new K-9 team located meth, marijuana, scales, pills, and drug paraphernalia there. In addition, illegally used EBT cards were found also.

Deputies arrested:

Boyd Simpson age 49 Of Curry Rd., London charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; knowingly and fraudulently using ID card or electronic code for benefits.

Sally Simpson age 72 Of Curry Rd., London charged with knowingly fraudulently using ID card or electronic code for benefits – this subject had two other subjects EBT cards in her possession.

Susie Scalf age 42 of Curry Rd., London charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; promoting contraband, possession of marijuana; knowingly and fraudulently using ID card or electronic code for benefits

Mitti Napier age 41 of Sasser Road, London charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and prescription controlled substances not in proper container – first offense.

Sheriff Root stated that this investigation demonstrates how beneficial the sheriff's office new K-9 program is for drug investigations in Laurel county. Investigations into illegal drug activities continue on a daily basis by the Laurel County Sheriff's office.

Assisting on the investigation and arrests included: Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Laurel County Sheriff's Office Special Response Unit(S.R.U.) led by -Major Rodney Van Zant, with team members: Detective Jason Back, Detective Kevin Berry, Detective James Sizemore, Sgt. John Inman, Deputy Josh Scott, along with Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Grigsby and his K-9 dog-"Edge", Capt. Chuck Johnson, Lt. Greg Poynter, Detective Kyle Gray, Sgt. Phil Barnard, Cpl. Jack Caudill, Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, and Bailiff Robert Reed. Also assisting was Paramedic David Staley who is a member of the sheriff's office S.R.U.

Pictured in the foreground near the cruiser is left to right: Sheriff's Major Rodney Van Zant, the middle- Deputy Josh Scott, and on the right is Sheriff John Root.

Photos of the accused are inset.

 

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