Trafficking Arrest during Investigation after Drug Overdose in Laurel County, Kentucky

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's K-9/Detective Jake Miller along with Detective Bryon Lawson and Detective Sgt. Richard Dalrymple arrested David Cornett age 37 of Old Richmond Rd., London on Thursday afternoon March 3, 2022 at approximately 2:59 PM.

The arrest occurred off Old Richmond Road approximately 3 miles north of London following an investigation conducted by Sheriff's investigators.

The investigation was conducted on Thursday morning at approximately 8:07 A.M. after Sheriff's investigators were dispatched to an apparent overdose at a business off US 25 approximately 2 miles north of London.

When detectives arrived at the scene, they found a female subject unresponsive and utilized two containers of Narcan to revive the female subject.

She was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives learned through investigation that the female subject had allegedly gotten her drugs from David Cornett and thought it was Heroin but it was Fentanyl.

Detectives then traveled to Cornett’s residence where they interviewed him and he admitted giving the female subject the drugs earlier.

Detectives found him in possession of baggies containing suspected Fentanyl matching those that the female victim had in her possession.

David Cornett was charged with:

  • Wanton endangerment – first-degree
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense – Carfentanil or Fentanyl derivatives.

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

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


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