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CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Meth labs found in Laurel County

A complaint Thursday morning led to the discovery of four one-step meth labs, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Detective Billy Madden and Sheriff John Root responded to the complaint of a meth lab in a ditch line off Hatcher Road about one mile east of London. When deputies arrived at the scene they found the one-step meth labs.

An investigation is under way to locate whoever is responsible for the meth labs.

Anyone with information about the meth labs is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s office at (606) 864-6600 or (606) 878-7000. Callers may remain anonymous.

Divorced couple arrested for domestic violence

Two people were arrested Wednesday after deputies received a domestic assault complaint, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Deputy Robbie Grimes and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter arrived at the scene six miles west of London around 9 p.m. It was there that deputies learned a divorced man and woman had assaulted each other.

Ronald Phelps, 52, of London, and Tawana Phelps, 42, of London, were arrested.

Ronald Phelps was charged with fourth-degree assault due to domestic violence and a violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. Tawana Phelps was charged with fourth-degree assault due to domestic violence.

Both subjects were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assisting at the scene were deputies Brandon Broughton, Andrew Lawson and Kenton Scharf.

Assault lands two people in jail

A fighting couple found themselves in jail Wednesday after assaulting each other, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter arrived at the scene five miles south of London around 9:45 p.m. Poynter conducted an investigation and learned that a male and female that were dating had assaulted each other.

Charles Blanton, 44, of London, and Stephanie McCall, 44, of London, were both arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault due to domestic violence.

Blanton and McCall were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Deputies assisting at the scene were Robbie Grimes, Brandon Broughton, Andrew Lawson and Kenton Scharf.

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