Two Manchester, Ky. residents jailed in Laurel County charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine

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LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective Bryon Lawson along with detectives, deputies, a K-9 team and bailiffs arrested two individuals on East Hal Rogers Parkway approximately 4 miles east of London on Wednesday evening October 14, 2020 at approximately 5:58 PM.

The arrests occurred following a traffic stop conducted by Lieut. Chris Edwards on a white colored Ford Taurus driven by Jessica Perkins. During the traffic stop the driver and passenger were found in possession of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, several used needles, and a large amount of US currency. During the investigation there the passenger in the vehicle, Larry Moore, who stood outside the vehicle during the investigation attempted to conceal methamphetamine, blue pills, and a crushed glass pipe by dropping them on the roadside. The two arrested individuals were identified as:

The driver – Jessica Perkins age 28 of Radio Hill Road, Manchester charged with:

  • Speeding
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Drug paraphernalia

The passenger – Larry Moore age 42 of Hickory Hill Lane, Manchester charged with:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Drug paraphernalia
  • Tampering with physical evidence

These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of contraband seized attached to this report.

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Assisting on the investigation for the Laurel County Sheriff's office were: Detective Bryon Lawson, Maj. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Detective Taylor McDaniel, Detective Robert Reed, Bailiff Paige Vanhook, K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler and his K-9”Edge.”

Also assisting at the scene was London City Police Officer Ashley Wampler Taylor.

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


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