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Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Busts Meth Trafficking Operation

Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-15 15:34:40-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and a woman following a four-month-long investigation into possible drug trafficking.

Reportedly James Woods, 55, of Corbin was arrested and charged with trafficking a control substance – 1st degree-second offense – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s office also arrested Tammy M. Vest, 42, of Frankfort and charger her with trafficking a controlled substance 1st degree – second offense – methamphetamine.

Reportedly the pair were arrested Sunday morning off American Greeting Card Road about 10 miles south of London.

According to a release from the sheriff, 28 ½ ounces of suspected crystal methamphetamine was located inside a vehicle which resulted in a search warrant being obtained for a nearby home.

The home off American Greeting Card Road was searched and more suspected methamphetamine, digital scale, and baggies were discovered.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office conducted a months long investigation partnering with other agencies in an attempt to stop drug trafficking in Laurel County.

More arrests are expected as the investigation continues.