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Meth Investigation and Arrest in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 03/18/12

(London, KY.) - On March 18th, 2012 at approximately 2:48 AM, KSP Sgt. Steve Walker, Unit-143 and Laurel County Deputy Sheriff Justin Walker conducted a traffic stop on US 25 1.5 miles North of London in Laurel County. The operator, identified as Joshua Caldwell, age 19 of London, KY, was subsequently arrested on the charges of: Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Give Oncoming Vehicle 1/2 of Roadway, No Registration Plate, and Failure to Wear Seat Belt. During the course of the investigation, one glass jar containing items from a completed methamphetamine lab were located. Mr. Caldwell was charged with the additional charge of: Manufacturing Methamphetamine and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. A 2000 Ford Taurus vehicle was also confiscated. Investigation continues at this time.

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