Illegal Cargo seized from Lexington, Kentucky Man by Laurel County “Drug Interdiction” Task Force during Investigation at Checkpoint

Washington arrest 6 1 23 Laurel Task force

LONDON, KY (June 2, 2023) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root and London City Police Chief Chuck Johnson announce that: On Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 2:00 A.M. the Laurel County “Drug Interdiction” Task Force conducted an investigation on the driver of a BMW at a traffic safety checkpoint in northern Laurel County.

The driver was found in possession of:

  • Approximately 1 pound of Methamphetamine
  • 2 ounces of Fentanyl
  • A firearm

Arrested was: Khalil M. Washington age 25 of Lexington, KY who was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center pending federal prosecution.

Khalil Washington is charged with:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – Fentanyl
  • Possession of Drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a handgun by a Convicted felon

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

Photo of contraband seized provided by investigating officers.


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