Georgia, Corbin men busted on trafficking charges

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A traffic stop Thursday afternoon south of London in Laurel County lands a Georgia ma and Corbin resident in jail on drug trafficking charges.

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, 41-year-old Ernest Wayne Doan Jr., of Engineer Street in Corbin, and 41-year-old Jimmy Dennis, of Stonewall Street in Rome, Ga., are charged with meth, heroin and fentanyl trafficking. Doan also is charged with evidence tampering.

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The arrests occurred off South Stewart Road about 10 miles south of London when sheriff’s investigators spotted a suspicious car during a drug investigation and made a traffic stop, the sheriff said.

They allegedly found Doan, who was driving, in possession of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, and a large amount of cash.

Dennis was in possession of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, and cash, Root said.

Assisting on the investigation for the Laurel County Sheriff’s office were: Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Maj. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Detective Bryon Lawson, Deputy Dylan Messer, K-9 Deputy Jake Miller.