Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Detective Jason back along with Detective James Sizemore arrested five individuals on McWhorter Road approximately 8 miles east of London on Monday afternoon December 14, 2015 at approximately 1 PM.
The arrests occurred while deputies were attempting to locate a subject wanted on a felony warrant and deputies had developed information on the whereabouts of that subject.
Deputies located the subject they were looking for identified as Timothy Fields age 53 of Jackson Road, East Bernstadt.
In addition, while deputies were there inside the residence, they found this subject in possession of approximately 71.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
Timothy Fields was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – second offense – methamphetamine and also arrested on a parole violation warrant.
Billy Fouts age 52 of McWhorter Road, London – this subject was found at the residence where deputies located Timothy Fields who was wanted on a parole violation warrant. This subject was found in possession of 12.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine and when arrested became combative and following a short scuffle with deputies was taken into custody.
Johnny Turner age 50 of Old Salem Rd., London after this subject arrived at the residence while deputies were arresting Timothy Fields. Deputies found this subject in possession of oxycodone and Xanax and a glass pipe. Johnny Turner was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense; trafficking in a controlled substance third degree – first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
Joyce Nantz age 34 of Farris Jones Rd., East Bernstadt – this subject was found in possession of a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine and was charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tiffany Johnson age 23 of Langnau Road, London – this subject was located in the residence where 3 ounces of crystal methamphetamine was found and this subject had a needle in her possession. In addition, this subject had her six-month-old child with her. This subject was determined to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Tiffany Johnson was charged with wanton endangerment – second degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; and controlled substance endangerment to a child – fourth degree.
All five subjects were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Deputies assisting at the scene investigation and on the arrests included Major Rodney Van Zant, Capt. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Greg Poynter, Deputy Shawn Boroviak, Cpl. Jack Caudill, Bailiff Brad Mink, and Bailiff Jason Bowden.
Deputies also arrested a six individual who drove her vehicle to the Laurel County Sheriff's office to pick up her six-month-old grandson that had been taken into custody after the child's mother Tiffany Johnson was arrested and charged with drug charges and wanton endangerment on McWhorter Road. This subject drove her green colored Mercury Villager and was identified as Donna Johnson age 58 of Langnau School Rd., London.
Following an investigation by deputies this subject was determined to be under the influence. This subject stated she had drank 6 beers prior to leaving her residence and driving to the Sheriff's Department to get her grandson. Donna Johnson was charged by deputy Kyle Gray with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense and careless driving and she too was lodged in Laurel County Detention Center.
Social services was called to assist with placing the six-month-old child.
Deputies assisting on the arrest included Detective Jason Back, Detective James Sizemore, Deputy Cody Faulconer and Bailiff Brad Mink. Pictures of vehicle seized that had reported stolen propane tanks in the bed of the pickup, and a photo of the crystal methamphetamine and US currency seized is attached.
Investigation is continuing with additional charges expected.