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August 21, 2012

Police Roundup - Aug. 21, 2012

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

London man arrested for assault

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, a London man was arrested on Sunday as a result of a domestic dispute report.

Laurel Sheriff’s Department Deputy John Inman received a 911 complaint that a man armed with a pistol was involved in a domestic dispute on Bryants Way, one mile west of London, on Sunday afternoon at 12:26 p.m., according to the sheriff’s report.

Inman arrived at the scene and located Kenneth R. Osborne, 56, of London. Osborne surrendered a 22 caliber pistol to Inman. Investigation revealed the female victim was at her residence to retrieve personal belongings when Osborne arrived at the residence and created a disturbance both outside and inside the house, according to the press release.

Osborne was charged with assault and first-degree criminal trespass. He was transported to the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Two London men arrested on meth charges

Two London men were arrested on meth charges Friday, according to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Don Trosper.

Kentucky State Police Sgt. Steve Walker was on patrol on KY 363 about two miles south of London on Friday at about 11:42 p.m. when he smelled a chemical odor related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine, according to the police report.

Walker and Trooper Jack Riley found the odor emitting from an outbuilding located behind a residence. Two individuals, identified as Kenneth Casteel, 22, and Gary D. Dalee, 54, both of London, were found in the building, according to the state police press release.

An active one-step meth lab, along with chemicals and items used in manufacturing meth, were found. Both Casteel and Dalee were arrested on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine and transported to the Laurel County Detention Center.

The investigation continues by Walker who was assisted by HIDTA Task Force Officer Bob O’Neil, Deputy Justin Walker and Constable Denver Mays.

London man arrested for drug trafficking

A London man was arrested Friday for trafficking in controlled substances, according to London Police Chief Stewart Walker.

Phillip G. Osborne, of London, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. The arrest was a result of a two-month investigation where Osborne sold Oxycodone to a police informant on five separate occasions, according to the police report. On one occasion, Osborne sold to the police informant from his hospital bed where he was admitted as a patient, the London Police Department press release said.

Osborne was arrested following a buy/bust drug investigation where he delivered Oxycodone to a police informant. He was charged with five counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and transported to the Laurel County Detention Center.

The investigation was conducted by Det. Jimmy Phelps, Allen Harris and Gary Proffitt. Assisting in the arrest was Walker, Major Derek House, Sgt. Doug Thomas and Officer Ryan Jackson.

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