TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

February 14, 2013

Two men arrested for drug trafficking appear in court

869 Oxycodone pills discovered

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Two Ohio men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after a traffic stop Monday appeared in Laurel County District Court for their arraignment Wednesday.

Burke W. Webb, 52, and Calvin C. Caldwell, 54, both of Mansfield, Ohio, stood before Judge John Paul Chappell to face first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance charges.

Chappell scheduled both men for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and were placed under a $10,000 cash bond each.

Kentucky State Trooper First Class Don Trosper said the KSP Post 11 Criminal Interdiction Team stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Astro work van along I-75 for various traffic violations.

Webb was reportedly driving the van, and Caldwell was the passenger. Both were questioned by officers during the stop.

Trosper said the two men could not produce identification and added the pair each offered conflicting accounts as to their travel history.

That led to further investigation by officers, who dispatched a K-9 unit on the scene to check out the van. The drug dog located 869 Oxycodone pills hidden in the van’s dashboard, according to Trosper, and Caldwell was also allegedly in possession of “a large amount” of cash.

KSP Sgt. Lafe Owens arrested the two men. Others assisting in the stop were troopers Ryan Loudermilk, James Moore and Jason McCowan.

Burke remained jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center at press time, however, Caldwell bonded out shortly after Wednesday’s court hearing.

1
Text Only
Local News
Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter