DUI-Drug arrest / London

London, Ky. - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards along with Deputy Rick Cloyd arrested two individuals on Wednesday night April 10, 2019 at approximately 7:04 PM.

The arrests occurred on East 4th St. in London after detectives and deputies observed a Dodge truck being operated with the wrong license plate affixed to it.

As deputies turned on the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop, the driver through a bag out the window which was retrieved by detectives and contained suspected crystal methamphetamine.

An investigation was conducted on the driver who was determined to be under the influence – this subject stated he used meth frequently in the past three months. In addition, the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant and a passenger in the vehicle was also wanted on an outstanding warrant.

The two arrested individuals were identified as:

  • The driver of the vehicle – Chad F. Hacker age 27 of London charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense; improper display of registration plates; operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license; reckless driving; possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and numerous other violations. In addition, this subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of public intoxication – controlled substances; leaving the scene of an accident.
  • An occupant in the vehicle identified as: Justin Michael Helton age 26 of London charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on numerous violations including contempt of court.
  • These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Also assisting on the investigation and arrests were: Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Travis Napier, Deputy Deputy Gary Mehler and his K-9 “Edge”, Deputy Jake Miller and his K-9 “Gotcha”, CSO Sean Hayre.

    Also assisting on the stop was London City Police Sgt. Roby and Patrolman Jackson.


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