Shoplifter Complaint Leads to Drug Seizure/Trafficking Arrest in Laurel County, Kentucky

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LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Dylan Messer arrested Carroll Smith age 58 of East Bernstadt on Tuesday evening November 16, 2021 at approximately 6:51 PM.

The arrest occurred at a business off Highway 490 approximately 3 miles north of London after deputies were dispatched to a shoplifter complaint there.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies learned that allegedly the suspect had been in the store previously and allegedly taken over $100 worth of items from the store without paying for them.

Deputies conducted an investigation and found the suspect in possession of:

  • Suspected Methamphetamine,
  • Hydrocodone
  • Gabapentin
  • Lorazepam
  • Digital scales
  • A glass pipe with suspected Meth residue
  • Marijuana
  • US currency

Carroll Smith

In addition, it was determined that this individual was wanted on outstanding warrants.

Carroll Smith was charged with:

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

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

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

Also, the subject was charged on a second Laurel Circuit Court bench warrant of arrest charging probation violation regarding charges of:

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

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

Photo of contraband seized attached to this report.

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

The Laurel County Constables office assisted the Sheriff's office at the scene.


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