LONDON, KY (ClayCoNews) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting a joint investigation into the operation of an organization trafficking illegal narcotics in Laurel and Pulaski County.
On Friday, November 18, 2022, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, London Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, and FBI conducted the multiple agency investigation.
During the investigation, surveillance units followed a suspect vehicle to Louisville. While conducting surveillance, law enforcement lost sight of the vehicle, due to heavy traffic in the Louisville area.
Surveilling units contacted London Police and Laurel SO interdiction to observe for a black Nissan Altima.
The interdiction squad was able to locate the Altima, on I-75 South, and conducted a traffic stop.
During the stop, law enforcement confirmed the vehicle was operated by Derrick S. Lee age 33 of Corbin, KY.
The traffic stop resulted in:
- 2 lbs. of Crystal Methamphetamine seized
- Arrest of Derrick S. Lee
Derrick Lee was charged with:
- Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree
- Several traffic charges
This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo of accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo of Methamphetamine found provided by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.