Large amount of suspected Methamphetamine discovered in vehicle 3 children were passengers in: London, Ky. woman charged with Drug Trafficking

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LONDON, KY (October 15, 2020) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore arrested Amber Lee May age 21 of Maple Grove Rd., London early Thursday morning October 15, 2020 at approximately 2:31 AM.

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The arrest occurred on Monument Lane in London after Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Landry Collett observed a vehicle weaving on the roadway and conducted a traffic stop.

During the stop, Deputy Collett detected the strong odor of Marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Additional deputies arrived at the scene to assist on the investigation and a large amount of suspected Methamphetamine (approx. 49 grams) was discovered along with digital scales and Marijuana.

Deputies noted that they found some drugs between two children in the backseat of the vehicle.

Three total children were in the vehicle whose age was 2 years, 13 years, and 14 years.

Amber Lee May was charged with:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in Marijuana – first offense
  • Possession of Drug paraphernalia
  • Three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

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Photo of contraband seized attached to this report.

Deputies assisting on the investigation included Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore, Deputy Landry Collett, Deputy Justin Taylor, Deputy Tommy Houston, Deputy Hobie Daugherty, and Shift Sgt. John Inman.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root (left) stated that drug investigations and arrests will continue in Laurel County.


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