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Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrests Involving Suspected Meth

Posted at 8:12 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 20:12:59-05

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies made arrests in two separate incidents involving suspected methamphetamine over the weekend.

The first incident reportedly happened on Saturday night just before 6:00p.m. According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, deputies conducted a traffic stop when they noticed people inside a car weren’t wearing seat belts.

The sheriff’s office reports that deputies noticed the driver had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Reportedly the deputies also smelled marijuana so they mobilized K-9 Officer “Gotcha” who got a hit on the car.

The sheriff says deputies found suspected meth, two scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Reportedly the driver, Blackie Johnson, 34, of London was arrested on several charges and the passenger Irvin Johnson, 33, London was also taken into custody facing a slew of charges.

Blackie Johnson, pictured left, and Irvin Johnson, pictured right, courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

The second unrelated incident happened are 7:45a.m. on Sunday.

The Sheriff says a deputy was patrolling the area around US 25 about 8 miles south of London when he saw a man near a vehicle in a parking lot.

Reportedly when the man saw the deputy, he ran into a field but eventually came back.

The sheriff says the deputy found suspected meth and other drug paraphernalia.

Logan Smallwood, 27, of London, was arrested on two drug-related charges. He was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office continues to crack down on drug use in the county.