Marijuana Odor during Traffic Stop on Interstate 75 near Exit for KY 80 in London results in Cocaine & Heroin Seizure and Conspiracy Arrest of a Lexington, Kentucky Man

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LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Brian France along with Detective Jake Miller arrested David Hale age 45 of Harmon Way, Lexington, KY on Wednesday morning September 21, 2022 at approximately 4:30 AM.

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The arrest occurred on I–75 near the intersection of KY 80 in London after Deputy France clocked with radar a black Ford Explorer traveling over the posted speed limit.

During the traffic stop Deputy France noted detecting the odor of Marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

An investigation was conducted and Hale was found with a large amount of Cocaine and Heroin.

David Hale (right) was charged with:

  • Speeding
  • Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance – first-degree – second offense – Cocaine
  • Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance – second offense – Heroin
  • Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance – first-degree – second offense – Methamphetamine

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

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Seized contraband (Credit: Laurel County Sheriff's Office)

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

 

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