TPR Lloyd Cochran
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Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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4 Arrested on Meth Charges after Traffic Stop
Date of News Release: 07/12/2012
(LONDON, KY.) –- On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at approximately 12:32 AM, Trooper Tony Dingess conducted a traffic stop on KY Highway 3041 in the limits of Corbin.
Upon making contact with the vehicle operator Trooper Dingess observed a strong chemical odor omitting from inside the vehicle. A search resulted in the discovery of an active Methamphetamine lab, finished Methamphetamine product, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
Arrested at the scene were Barry W. Welborn, 31, of Corbin, Lori N. Welborn, 32, of Corbin, John C. Jones, 37, of London, and Barbara S. Leake, 41, of London. All where lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center on charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.
The Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigation section responded to the scene and neutralized the hazardous materials.
Trooper Dingess is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Troopers Jake Wilson and Dallas Eubank, and Corbin Police Sergeants Glenn Taylor and Jason Moore.