Laurel County Sheriff's office new K-9 member Edge utilized during traffic stop

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: the Laurel County Sheriff's office utilized to its new K-9 dog early Wednesday morning October 19, 2016 at approximately 2:23 AM to locate a quantity of methamphetamine on an individual inside a black colored Jeep Cherokee that had been stopped for an equipment violation on Ky 770 approximately 11 miles south of London.

During the traffic stop, Sgt. Larry Parrott detected that the driver appeared to be under the influence and an investigation was conducted. During that investigation, Sgt. Parrott determined that the driver was under the influence – she admitted taking hydrocodone approximately 4 hours earlier.

Also during the investigation, Detective Daniel Grigsby, utilizing his K-9 dog Edge located a quantity of methamphetamine on a passenger in the vehicle after his K-9 alerted on the vehicle.

Two individuals were arrested and were identified as:

The driver: Geneva Ledington age 29 Of Somerset Rd., London charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense and no tail lamps.

The passenger: Greg Bateman age 30 of Riverside Loop, Lily charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.

The two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Assisting at the scene was Deputy Shawn Jackson.

Photos of accused are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center

Edge (inset photo) located a quantity of methamphetamine on the passenger pictured right.


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