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July 30, 2012

Investigation leads to drug arrest

CORBIN — Times Tribune Staff Report

A domestic violence investigation led to other charges being filed against a London woman, according to Sheriff John Root.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter arrested Betty Belcher, 35, of London, while conducting a domestic violence investigation on Jones Road on Wednesday evening, according to Root. Belcher was charged with prescription controlled substances not in proper container. She was also charged with menacing, and third-degree criminal mischief after she made offensive comments to another person while being processed at the sheriff’s office in London, according to the press release.  

Additionally, she picked up a stapler belonging to the sheriff’s office, and threw it at a man under arrest at the office, destroying the stapler, the press release said.

She was jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Deputy Greg Turner assisted on the investigation and arrest.

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