LONDON, KY - The London City Police Department is reporting that on Friday, March 4, 2016 London Police responded to a complaint through London-Laurel County Dispatch about possible drug activity in the parking lot of Family Dollar on South U.S. 25.
The complaint led to the arrest of six and the seizure of a large quantity of pills, and the components to manufacture methamphetamine.
Upon the arrival of officers a mini van matching the description provided was observed leaving the Family Dollar parking lot and turning onto Commercial Drive. A passenger in the rear of the vehicle was not wearing a seat-belt and a traffic stop was conducted on west KY-192.
When London Police Ofc. Jacob Bormann approached the vehicle and began speaking to the driver and passengers, he stated that they appeared overly nervous.
The registered owner of the vehicle, Gloria Smith, 39, of Sadieville, Ky., was asked to exit the vehicle and provided consent for officers to search it. All occupants were also asked to exit the vehicle.
Two glass pipes were located with residue, a plastic baggy and a container containing a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. Also retrieved were three components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and 119 pills containing pseudoephedrine.
In all, officers seized a variety of 630 pills through conducting their search. Some of the pills were identified as Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Lyrica, Carisoprodol, Loratadine, Alprazolam, and Gabapentin.
Assisting Ofc. Bormann at the scene was Sgt. Travis Hurley and Ofc. Eric Stallard.
Arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center were:
to wear a seatbelt, first-degree possession of a controlled substance of the first offense (drug unspecified), and manufacturing methamphetamine of the first offense.
intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), first-degree possession of a controlled substance of the first offense (methamphetamine), and manufacturing methamphetamine of the first offense.
methamphetamine of the first offense and
operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, etc. of the first offense.