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Laurel County, KY - Laurel Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore along with Detective Jason Back, Detective Chris Edwards, Deputy Brandon Broughton, Deputy Brad Mink and Deputy Byron Lawson arrested 6 individuals on drug charges off Paris Karr Road, 12 miles southwest of London on Friday afternoon January 12th, 2018 at approximately 11:26 A.M.

The arrests occurred while the Sheriff's office was conducting a drug investigation there, where deputies located suspected crystal meth and drug paraphernalia including a glass pipe and a needle.

As the investigation continued, a search warrant was executed at the residence, and detectives found a large quantity of meth, scales, pills, and drug paraphernalia. Total amount of crystal meth seized was approx. 55 grams.

Those arrested included:

  • Tommy E. Lemaster age 29 of Fairmount, Georgia charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. In addition, the subject was charged on a Knox County bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of assault – 4th degree. Additionally charged with conspiracy to traffick in a controlled substance 1st offense (a Class C Felony).
  • Michael N. Proffitt age 58 of Paris Karr Road, Corbin charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. Additionally charged with conspiracy to traffick in a controlled substance 1st offense (a Class C Felony).
  • Mark W. Davidson age 53 of Game Cock Road, East Bernstadt charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, the subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court – accident involved – regarding a charge of driving on DUI suspended license – first offense. Additionally charged with conspiracy to traffick in a controlled substance 1st offense (a Class C Felony).

  • Allyson J. Martin age 34 of Spring Cut Circle, London charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. In addition, the subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, the subject was charged on a second Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense. Additionally charged with conspiracy to traffick in a controlled substance 1st offense (a Class C Felony).
  • Shannon J. Harrison age 30 of Cambridge, Indiana charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Jennifer Marie Baltovich age 31 of 19th St. Corbin charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. Additionally charged with conspiracy to traffick in a controlled substance 1st offense (a Class C Felony).
  • All 6 individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Photos of those arrested courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Photo of seized drugs and paraphernalia provided by Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.

    Sheriff John Root stated that the drug investigations will be continuing!

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