Manchester Woman driving erratically arrested during Traffic Stop Investigation in Laurel County, Kentucky

White Dodge

LONDON, KY (March 7, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Tommy Houston arrested Loretta Lynn Smith age 56 of Grannys Branch Road, Manchester, KY early Sunday morning March 6, 2022 at approximately 4:45 AM.

Loretta Smith

The arrest occurred on Murray Cemetery Road approximately 6 miles north of London following a traffic stop conducted on a white Dodge sedan that was driving erratically.

During the traffic stop Deputy Houston noted finding the driver in possession of a glass pipe with residue.

An investigation was conducted on the driver who was determined to be under the influence.

This individual stated that she had taken meth earlier.

Loretta Lynn Smith was charged with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

Photo of traffic stop is from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.


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