Sheriff: Meth, guns found in child’s playhouse


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Laurel County woman is facing drug charges after deputies found a large amount of meth stashed inside a child’s playhouse.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a drug complaint at a home on KY 1223 near London Sunday night.

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Deputies say almost three pounds of meth, firearms, loaded and unloaded syringes and a large sum of cash were found inside a playhouse.

They say four children had easy access to the playhouse.

Deputies arrested 63-year-old Patsy Hopkins, of Corbin.

She is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, and wanton endangerment.