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Drug Arrest and Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 04/23/2012

(LONDON, KY.) –– On Sunday, April 22, 2012 at approximately 8:30 pm the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a complaint of possible drug activity at a residence on Ward Cemetary 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 two (2) adults at the residence and further investigation uncovered six (6) one step Methamphetamine labs, finished product (Meth) and assorted precursors to manufacture Meth.

Arrested at the scene was:

  1. Nicholas L. Schwalbaugh, 32, of London, charged with one (1) count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st degree-1st offense and one (1) count of Possession of a Control Substance 1st degree, 1st offense.
  2. Alice J. Simpson, 38, of London, charged with one (1) count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st degree – 1st degree, 1st offense.

Clean-up of the labs was performed by the KSP Drug Enforcement / Special Investigations east branch.

Trooper Ryan Loudermilk is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by KSP Trooper Michelle Lunsford, KSP K-9 Trooper Jason McCowen, KSP –CVE Officer Rob Mitchell and officers from the KSP Drug Enforcement / Special Investigations east branch.

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