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September 26, 2013

Police Roundup - Sept. 26, 2013

CORBIN — Times Tribune Staff Report

Trailer with hazardous materials results in travel advisory

A London man is in jail after he was found driving a stolen trailer with possibly hazardous material Tuesday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Police were tipped off the stolen trailer was being driven through London and stopped the driver, Joshua B. Sizemore, 35. Sizemore was recognized as a wanted individual.

After searching the trailer, law enforcement noticed a chemical smell coming from two barrels. As a result, a travel advisory was issued for East 4th Street and Tobacco Road since there were concerns the contents of the barrels could be explosive or emit dangerous fumes. Motorists avoided the area until a HAZMAT team requested by Laurel County Emergency Management Director Abbey Hale arrived from Somerset to examine the barrels.

The barrels were found to contain a resin solution, which is highly flammable and can emit hazardous vapors. There were four empty 55 gallon drums of resin solution that contained vapors only and five buckets containing Methyl Methacrylate, which is a concrete sealer, that were full, though not leaking. They, too, are highly flammable, and the vapors are harmful, according to Root. The Environmental Protection Agency took custody of those buckets, and the scene was cleared around 7 p.m.

Sizemore was charged on a bench warrant for tampering with physical evidence. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

The investigation continues by Detective Jason Back to determine why the items were in the trailer. He is also working to verify the trailer was stolen.

Capt. Rodney Van Zant and Deputy Shane Rice are assisting in the investigation.

Undercover drug operation results in arrest

An undercover drug operation resulted in the arrest of a London man Monday evening, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Detective Jason Back along with Capt. Rodney Van Zant arrested Christopher S. Bobbitt, 26, following an undercover drug investigation where 132 oxycodone pills were sold to an undercover sheriff’s detective.

Bobbitt was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Another man who wasn’t named was also arrested, and an investigation involving him continues.

Traffic stop results in arrest

A Tuesday afternoon traffic stop led to the arrest of a Williamsburg man, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Deputy Larry Parrott, along with detective Jason Back, arrested Jerry W. Owens, 60, after a traffic stop on Sheffield Place on Tuesday around 2:42 p.m.

Deputies learned Owens was smoking a meth pipe. Testing of the pipe determined it contained methamphetamine.

Owens was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence as well as resisting arrest since Root said Owens struggled with officers while being arrested.

Owens was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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