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Drug Arrest in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 02/12/12

(London, KY.) - On February 12, 2012 at approximately 12:30 AM, KSP Sergeant Steve Walker conducted a traffic stop on the Hal Rogers Parkway in the city limits of London in Laurel County. During the course of the investigation, the operator identified as Macauthur (John) Young age 37 of Monticello, KY was arrested on the charges of Driving under the Influence and Failure to Wear Seat Belts. Approximately 4.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, Hydrocodone pills, marijuana, paraphernalia and $3,199.00 in cash were located and seized along with a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Young was charged with the additional charges of: Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Two passengers, identified as Erica L. Lovett, age 33 and Ashley Baker, age 27, both of Monticello, KY were charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree. Investigation continues by Sergeant Steve Walker. Trooper Jason McCowan, Trooper Michelle Lunsford, London Police Sgt. Travis Dodson, Deputy Sheriff Stephen Walker, and Deputy Sheriff Justin Walker assisted in the investigation.

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