Wanted Subject appearing passed out located with Meth/Xanax at Complaint Scene in Laurel County off Kentucky Highway 770

Cody Dotson

LONDON, KY (May 7, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Travis Napier along with K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler arrested Cody Dotson age 31 of Highway 26, Corbin on Friday evening May 6, 2022 at approximately 5:33 PM.

The arrest occurred in a business parking lot off Highway 770 approximately 10 miles South of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a male subject that appeared to be passed out in a vehicle there.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies located the suspect vehicle and noted that the driver's door was open and the male subject appeared to be passed out.

Upon awakening the suspect deputies reported that the male subject tightly gripped the steering wheel and would not exit the vehicle.

Deputies convinced the occupant to exit the vehicle and conducted an investigation determining that the occupant was under the influence.

In addition, this individual was found in possession of three baggies containing suspected Methamphetamine, Xanax pills, a straw, and three capped needles.

Also it was determined that this individual was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Cody Dotson was charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a controlled substance – second-degree
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Criminal trespassing – second-degree
  • Resisting arrest
  • Public intoxication – controlled substances

This individual was also charged on a Whitley District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – second-degree
  • Operating on suspended or revoked operator's license

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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


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