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March 7, 2013

Police Roundup - March 7, 2013

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Two Laurel men arrested for making meth, lab dismantled

A complaint of a meth lab led to its discovery, and the arrest of two Laurel County men late Tuesday night.

Frankie D. Murray, 52, and Roger D. Robinson, 58, both of EB Gross Road in East Bernstadt were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense.

Both men were jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility in London. Their court date is set for March 12 at 11 a.m. in Laurel District Court.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reported the arrests came at 11 p.m. after Detective Jason Back had investigated a complaint of a meth lab six miles north of London on EB Gross Road, off Little Arthur Ridge Road near East Bernstadt. Back discovered an active one-step meth lab at the residence, which led to the arrests of Robinson and Murray.

Sgt. Chuck Johnson of the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Brett Reeves, Shawn Boroviak, Josh Scott and Steve Hoskins assisted in the investigation and arrests. Sheriff’s detectives Brad Mitchell and Billy Madden, along with Deputy James Sizemore were involved in dismantling the meth lab.

Traffic stop in Corbin leads to Marijuana arrest

A Knox County woman was arrested Monday after Corbin police found marijuana on her during a traffic stop.

Kimberly Barton, 47, of Gray was charged with possession of Marijuana. She was arrested without incident and jailed in the Knox County Detention Center in Barbourville. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Knox District Court today (Thursday) at 9 a.m.

According to Maj. Rob Jones of the Corbin Police Department, K-9 Officer Steve Meadors stopped the vehicle Barton was a passenger in on the Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E) for a separate traffic offense on the same road. Meadors did a search of the vehicle with his K-9 partner, a police dog named “Jett.”

Police say Jett zeroed in on the vehicle, and especially where Barton was sitting. After searching the vehicle and Barton was done, a small baggie of Marijuana was found on the woman.

Sgt. Glenn Taylor and the Canine “Jett” were the assisting officers. Officer Meadors  continues the investigation.

Man wanted in Whitley drug roundup in jail

A Whitley County man wanted in a roundup of drug dealers in Whitley County last month was arrested Wednesday at the Whitley County Judicial Center.

Donald R. Hurst, 43, of Williamsburg was charged with 2nd degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He was jailed at the Whitley County Detention Center.

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell confirmed Hurst had been wanted since Feb. 7, when the sheriff’s department had a roundup of drug dealers in the county.

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