Trafficking Arrests at a Motel near I-75 in Southeast Kentucky by Deputies Investigating a Drug Complaint

Drug Arrests suspects Jan 1 2021

LONDON, KY (January 7, 2021) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore along with Deputy Landry Collett, Deputy Hobie Daugherty, and shift Sgt. John Inman arrested three individuals early Thursday morning January 7, 2021 at approximately 1:45 AM.

The arrests occurred at a motel off KY 770 approximately 10 miles South of London while deputies were investigating a drug complaint there and located three individuals two of which were found with three bags of suspected Methamphetamine, Scales and Pipes and one with an outstanding bench warrant regarding Drug Trafficking.

The arrested individuals were identified as:

Ryan Helton age 34 of W. South St., Belton, OH charged with:

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

Jeffrey Philpot age 47 of South Archer St., Woodbine, KY charged with:

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

In addition, the subject was charged on a Knox Circuit Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Probation violation

In addition this subject was charged on a Laurel District Court Bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a Controlled substance – third-degree
  • Prescription Controlled substances not in proper container – first offense

Heather Huskey age 22 of Smith Bend Rd., Rockhold, KY charged on a Whitley Circuit Court bench warrant of arrest charging Failure to appear in court on charges of:

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

All three individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

 john root official 120Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of contraband seized attached to this report.

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


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