Three Arrested for Drugs off Hopper Creek Road in Laurel County, Kentucky

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LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective Robert Reed along with Detective Taylor McDaniel arrested three individuals on Thursday afternoon April 15, 2021 at approximately 3:16 PM.

The arrests occurred off Hopper Creek Road, approximately 8 miles Southeast of London while Sheriff's investigators were conducting a welfare check there.

During their investigation investigators located three individuals in the residence and found:

  • Suspected Methamphetamine
  • Digital scales
  • Suboxone in a loaded needle
  • Several used needles
  • A Hi-Point rifle

One of the individuals there was determined to be a convicted felon.

One individual was located hiding in the attic of the residence and following a brief struggle with Sheriff's investigators was taken into custody. That individual was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant.

The three arrested individuals were identified as:

Robert Upham age 42 of Blackwater Church Rd., London charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of firearm by convicted felon

Bonnie Upham age 40 of Blackwater Church Rd., London charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – third-degree

Daniel Nolan age 41 of Blackwater Church Rd., London charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Resisting arrest

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

  • Failure to appear for arraignment

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

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

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

Sheriff's investigators assisting included: Major Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Detective Robert Reed, Detective Taylor McDaniel, Bailiff Roy Ball, and Bailiff Dennis Gilbert.


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