Large quantity of Meth found in motel room / Laurel County

Meth Suspect 11 28 19

Laurel County, Ky. (November 28, 2019) - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Taylor McDaniel along with Sgt. Brett Reeves arrested Heath B. Coomes age 41 of Owensboro, KY on Thursday morning November 28, 2019 at approximately 11:26 AM.

The arrest occurred following a continuing investigation conducted by the Laurel County Sheriff's office after information was developed and a large quantity of Methamphetamine found in a motel room rented by this individual at a motel in southern Laurel County.

This individual had earlier been arrested by Laurel Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Poynter and lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

After the follow-up investigation Heath B. Coomes was charged additionally with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – third offense – Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – second offense – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Needles and used needles were discovered in the motel room also.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of seized Methamphetamine attached to this report.


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