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January 21, 2013

Four arrested after drug bust

Deputies seize about 70 grams of crystal meth, large amount of money

CORBIN — By John L. Ross Staff Writer

Four Laurel County residents remain jailed at the Laurel County Correctional Center after their drug trafficking arrests Thursday.

Joyce Mounce, 59, and Shane Begley, 42, both of East Bernstadt, and Teddy Vaughn, 51, and Steven Floyd, 52, both of London, all face charges after an undercover investigation into multiple persons trafficking crystal meth.

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, that investigation led to the execution of a search warrant. Leading the undercover bust was Sheriff’s detectives Jason Back and Brad Mitchell.

Deputies seized approximately 70 grams of crystal meth and a large amount of U.S. currency.

During the roundup of suspects, vehicle stops were necessary, Root said.

Floyd was arrested at 3 p.m. on Keavy Road, and now faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. Floyd also had an indictment warrant charging him with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

Mounce was arrested at 5 p.m. on Parker Street near London, and now faces two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

Begley was arrested at 5:45 p.m. on Johnson Road, east of London, and faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

Vaughn was also arrested at 5:45 p.m. He was arrested on McWhorter Road and faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

All four are scheduled for court Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Assisting the detectives were Root, Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, Lt. Rodney Van Zant, deputies James Sizemore, Robbie Grimes and Greg Turner, as well as London Police Sgt. Danny Robinson, London Police Officer K-9 unit Shannon Morgan, and the London office of the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Root vowed drug trafficking investigations will continue in Laurel County.

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