Three arrested on drug charges in Laurel County

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Photo of crystal meth amphetamine seized from the accused provided by the Laurel County Sheriff’s office.

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three individuals were arrested Wednesday morning on drug charges in Laurel County.

Sheriff John Root says detectives and the London office of the Drug Enforcement Agency gathered information on a large amount of crystal meth headed into Laurel County.

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Investigators intercepted the individuals off Highway 770, approximately 10 miles south of London, during a traffic stop just before 10:30 a.m.

They discovered more than two pounds of crystal meth.

Authorities arrested three individuals.

The driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old James L. Coulter of Louisville was charged with possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of meth.

40-year-old Robert A. Thornsberry of Shepherdsville was charged with possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of meth.

32-year-old Stephaine J. Richard of Lebanon Junction was charged with possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of meth.

All three individuals were booked in the Laurel County detention center.

Sheriff Root says the “War on Drugs” continues in Laurel County.

Source: Laurel County Sheriff’s Office
Source: Laurel County Sheriff’s Office
Source: Laurel County Sheriff’s office.
Source: Laurel County Sheriff’s office.
Source: Laurel County Sheriff’s office.
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