Drug Bust

Sep 4, 2012 10:49 AM

Several Arrested Over Weekend In Mercer County On Drug Charges

The Harrodsburg Police Department announced Tuesday that they made several arrests on drug charges over the weekend.

Through traffic stops and other investigative techniques, officers made a total of three arrests in an 8-hour period.

On Saturday, a traffic stop was conducted on one of the accused, Kimberly Johnson, and items were found in plain view, which led to further search. Fifteen syringes, one contained an unknown substance believed to be Percocet 30 mg diluted in a liquid. Lortab and Clonazepam were also found during the traffic stop. Possession charges were filed on Johnson and she was detained in the Boyle County Detention Center.

Officers were dispatched to Ft. Harrod Park in reference to a suspicious person complaint. The investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia being found in Tony Sparks's vehicle. Thanks to the Mercer County Sheriff's K9 unit, which led to the Meth located in the vehicle. parks was charged with Manufacturing Meth and Drug paraphernalia and he was detained in the Boyle County Detention Center.

During another investigation, officers received information of two active Meth labs in Mercer County and the City of Burgin. Officers contacted Chief Jim Caldwell of the Burgin Police, which led to the discovery of an active Meth cook at a residence on West Mill Street in Burgin. Marvin Mullins was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Meth and detained in the Boyle County Detention Center. The investigation also led to another arrest for Burglary 3rd.

The same investigation led officers to a residence on Leesburg Road for a possible Meth cook. Officers with the assistance of the Mercer County Sheriffs Office obtained consent to search the residence. During the search Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and other capsules containing amphetamine, were found in the residence. Thomas F. Lewis was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Drug paraphernalia, and possession of amphetamine, and detained in the Boyle County Detention Center.

A total of five arrest resulted from the efforts of the Harrodsburg Police, Mercer County Sheriff, and Burgin Police.

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