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Trafficking Controlled Substance in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 01/11/2005

(LONDON, KY) - On Saturday, January 8, 2005 Kentucky State Police in London was conducting a traffic safety checkpoint at the intersection of KU-229 & 1189 in Laurel County. While conducting the check a 1999 Dodge Intrpid bearing Iowa registration was checked and, after a roadside interview criminal interdiction identifiers were observed and, a consent to search was obtained. Kentucky State Police canine was used on the search of the vehicle and, a total of 240 oxycontin with a street value of $19,200.00 was located by canine in the drivers door panel.

Arrested at the scene by Trooper Richie Baxter was Larry Hazlewood 2nd 27 years of age and, Nicholas Eugene Marchant 23 years of age both from Iowa. The two was charged with Traffiking controlled substance 1st and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Assisting Trooper Baxter was Troopers Michelle Lunsford, Mike Bowling, Fred Pennington and, Lathe Owens with canine Rex Bax.

Anyone wishing to report illegal drug activity can contact the Kentucky State Police in London at 606-878-6622 or on the web at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/post11.htm, all information can remain anonymous.

The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to our anonymous drug tip-line at 1-800-DOPETIP

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