Two men jailed on alcohol charges at traffic safety checkpoint
A traffic stop of a vehicle Saturday ended with the arrest of a Laurel County man and a Knox County man, both on several alcohol-related charges
The driver, Jim Sanders, 46, of Douglas Lane, East Bernstadt, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on a DUI suspended license, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited, and failure to wear seat belts.
His passenger, Michael Queen, 33, of Maple Leaf Apartments, Corbin, was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited, and failure to wear seat belts.
Both were jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
The arrests came Saturday around 9:57 a.m. during a traffic safety checkpoint set up on Ky. 490, three miles north of London.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root reported that Deputies Kevin Barry and Shane Rice were at the checkpoint when they observed a white-colored Ford Explorer pulling a trailer carrying a lawnmower turn around in the middle of the roadway, as it approached the checkpoint.
The deputies were able to locate the Explorer a short distance away and conducted a traffic stop on it, determining that the driver and passenger were both under the influence.
They were arrested afterwards.
Man, woman arrested for drugs at Corbin apartment
An investigation into drug activity at a Corbin apartment early Saturday morning led to the arrest of a man and woman for drug possession and paraphernalia.
William Mitchell, 23, of Frankfort School Road, Corbin, and Martha House, 22, of Corbin Manor Apartment 6, Corbin, were both charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The two were jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility in London.
The incident occurred Saturday around 3:30 a.m.
According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies Shawn Boroviak, Mikey Ashurst and Andrew Lawson investigated a complaint of drug activity at an apartment of the Corbin Manor Apartments.
Following an investigation at an apartment there, deputies found a quantity of marijuana, hypodermic needles and small spoons with white residue on them, along with several small plastic baggies.