CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report
Simpson arrested on pot warrants
About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Amy J. Simpson, 38, of East Bernstadt, was arrested by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department.
She was found on Little Pittsburg Road about two miles north of London.
An arrest warrant had been issued.
Sheriff’s Detectives Jason Back and Brad Mitchell arrested her on two bench warrants for failing to appear in court.
She was charged with cultivating five or more marijuana plants
She was also charged with unlawful distribution of meth precursor.
Simpson was taken to the Laurel County Corrections Center.
Man charged with assaulting girlfriend
Tommy E. Martin, 42, of Jones Road in London, was arrested about 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Laurel County Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter had been dispatched to the area four miles south of London.
An investigation at the scene found Martin’s girlfriend with injuries to her face, throat and arms.
Jones was charged with fourth-degree assault and lodged in the Laurel County Corrections Center.
Meth found in Canada Town
About 11 p.m. Wednesday, Kentucky State Police Troopers Les Moses and Tony Dingess were tipped that methamphetamine was being made on Plum Lane in Canada Town in Whitley County.
When they arrived, they got a strong chemical odor from a home.
In an investigation, they found four one-step meth labs, one hydrogen chloride generator a bottle of flammable liquid, coffee filters, starter fluid and ammonium nitrate.
Arrested were Mark Marrow, 45, Willard W. Watson, 35, both of Williamsburg, James B. Manning, 35, of Corbin, and Anna M. Coffee, 27, of Parkers Lake. All were charged with first-degree making meth and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, meth.
They were taken to the Whitley Detention Center.
Moses continues the investigation. Also involved were Trooper Edward Jones, Sgt. Bill Elliotte and troopers from the KSP Drug Enforcement special investigations branch.