BIG BUST: Methamphetamine, Paraphernalia and Handgun seized from Nicholasville/Corbin Duo at Motel in southern Laurel County, Kentucky during Joint Drug Investigation

PRESS RELEASE LSO Sheriff John Root

Laurel County Sheriff John Rroot stated that: "Drug investigations and arrests will continue in Laurel County."

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: A joint drug investigation was conducted between the 75/80 Drug Interdiction Team along with ATF and Kentucky State Police early Friday morning September 16, 2022 at approximately 3:13 AM.

As a result of the investigation a search warrant was sought and executed on a room at a motel in southern Laurel County. 

The room was occupied by a male and a female subject and the pair were found in possession of:

  • Approximately 1 Kilo of Methamphetamine
  • Digital scales
  • Glass pipes
  • Paraphernalia items

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The male subject was found in possession of a Glock 19 handgun and it was learned that he was a convicted felon.

The two arrested individuals were identified as:

Bradley Justin Lawson age 40 of Faulconer Ave., Nicholasville, KY and Amy Elizabeth Johnson age 37 of Corbin, KY.

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L. to R.: Bradley Lawson and Amy Johnson

Bradley Lawson was charged with::

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine;
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon

Amy Johnson was charged with:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

Laurel County Sheriff John Rroot stated that: "Drug investigations and arrests will continue in Laurel County."

Also assisting at the scene were Laurel Sheriff's shift Sgt. John Inman, Deputy Marcus Stigall, and Deputy Drew Wilson. 

Pictured below is the large amount of Methamphetamine seized along with some members of the 75/80 Drug Interdiction Team

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L to R: Laurel Sheriff's narcotics Detective Jake Miller, Interdiction unit Landry Collett, Interdiction unit Justin Taylor, and London City Police Officer Joey Robinson

Note: There is an apparently large amount of CASH in the above photo, however, there was no mention regarding currency in the LSO news release...

 

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