A Floyd Co. Woman along with a Laurel Co. Man Arrested for Drugs at a Motel in Southeast Kentucky

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LONDON, KY (January 12, 2021) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Brent France along with K-9/Shift Sgt. Gary Mehler, Deputy Hunter Disney, and Deputy Marcus Stigall arrested two subjects while Deputies were attempting to locate a male subject on an outstanding warrant.

The arrests occurred off KY 770 at a motel approximately 10 miles South of London.

Upon entry to the room, deputies located suspected Methamphetamine, a pipe and a male subject wanted on an outstanding warrant.

The two arrested individuals were identified as:

James Tankersley age 43 of Timberland Point, Lily, KY charged with:

In addition, this subject was charged on a Whitley District Court bench warrant of arrest charging:

Sarah Richmond age 42 of Trimble Chapel Sq., Prestonsburg, KY charged with:

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

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

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

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