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Single Vehicle Accident leads to Drug Trafficking Charges

Date of News Release: 07/29/2012

(London, KY) -- On Saturday July 28th 2012 around 1:15 A.M. Officer Mike Hamblin with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a single vehicle accident located on Parker Road in Laurel Co Kentucky.

Upon arrival and through investigation, officer Hamblin found 40 year old Robert J. Kemp of London about 200 yards from a crashed 1996 Dodge Caravan. After a short investigation, Hamblin quickly determined Kemp was the operator and was extremely impaired and under the influence of drugs.

A search of Kemps person found over 8 grams of crystal methamphetamine along with plastic baggies that are commonly used for the distribution of drugs. Kemp was arrested and charged with: Possession Controlled Substance1st, Trafficking in Controlled substance 1st-2nd offense and DUI.

Kemp was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Officer Mike Hamblin continues the investigation.

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