BUSTED: 75/80 Interdiction Team arrest three (3), seize Methamphetamine on Interstate 75 Exit Ramp in Southeastern Kentucky after FREE AIR SNIFF provided by K-9 “Maverick”

The “War on Drugs” continues in Laurel County, Kentucky

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Methamphetamine (approximately 232 grams)

LONDON, KY (April 30, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: The 75/80 Interdiction Team comprised of Barbourville City Police, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Laurel County Sheriff's interdiction units arrested three individuals on Friday night April 29, 2022 at approximately 9:04 PM.

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The arrests occurred on the I-75 exit ramp to KY 192 in London following a traffic stop conducted on a silver colored Pontiac G6.

During the stop Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Detective Jake Miller deployed his K-9 “Maverick” to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle.

K-9 Maverick gave a positive indication on the vehicle and as a result of the investigation the three individuals were found in possession of a large amount of suspected Methamphetamine (approximately 232 grams).

The three arrested individuals were identified as:

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The driver Brian A. Osborne age 42 of Old Rail Road Lane, Artemus, KY charged with:

  • Complicity- trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense-Methamphetamine

Jessica M. Cathers age 35 of Evergreen Road, Flat Lick, KY charged with:

  • Complicity – trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense-Methamphetamine

Francis Zadrozny age 47 of Galaxie Drive, Trosper, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine

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

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

Photo of K-9 “Maverick” provided by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

Officers participating in the investigation included:

  • Carl Middleton with Barbourville Police Department is the case officer
  • Wes Brumley with Clay County Sheriff’s Office
  • Laurel Sheriff's interdiction unit Landry Collett
  • Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Detective Jake Miller
  • Laurel Deputy Bobby Jones
  • Laurel Deputy Brian France

Photo of contraband seized provided by arresting officers.

Also assisting was London City Police Officer Ashley Taylor.

The “War on Drugs” continues in Laurel County. 

 

 

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