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Drug Arrest and Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 04/17/2012

Cash and drugs confiscated during arrest

(London, KY.) - On Monday, April 16, 2012 at approximately 3 pm the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a complaint of possible drug activity at a residence on Rough Creek Road in southern Laurel County.

The KSP Post 11 Criminal Interdiction Team responded to the area and contacted the occupants of the residence in reference to the complaint. Trooper Ryan Loudermilk discovered four (4) adults and two (2) juveniles at the residence and further investigation uncovered five (5) (active) one step Methamphetamine labs and two (2) HCL (Hydrogen Chloride) gas generators.

Arrested at the scene was:

  1. Cassandra Mullins, 22, of Lily, charged with one (1) count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st degree-1st offense and two (2) counts of Control Substance Endangerment 4th.
  2. Amy M. Steele (AKA Amy Hensley), 33, of Lily, charged with one (1) count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st degree-2nd or more offense, Trafficking in a Controled Substance 1st degree-1st offense and two (2) counts of Control Substance Endangerment 4th.
  3. Brooke Parker, 24, of Lily, charged with one (1) count of Manufacturing 1st degree-1st offense and two (2) counts of Control Substance Endangerment 4th.
  4. Jerry Lawson, 36, of Corbin, charged with one (1) count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st degree-1st offense and Trafficking in a Controled Substance 1st degree-1st offense.

The two (2) juveniles were transported to the local hostipal where they were treated and were released for exposure to the labs. One (1) juvenile, age 17, was charged with Trafficking in a Controled Substance 1st degree-1st offense and Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st degree-1st offense and lodged in a juvenile detention center. The other juvenile, age 5, was taken into protective custody by Laurel County Social Services and placed with a family member.

Trooper Loudermilk seized 12 grams of finished Methamphetamine, one (1) passenger vehicle and cash from the residence.

Clean-up of the labs was performed by the Laurel County Department of Public Safety.

Trooper Ryan Loudermilk is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by KSP Trooper James Creekmore and Trooper Lloyd Cochran, agents from the HIDTA Task Force, Laurel County DPS and Laurel County Social Services.

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