14 arrested in overnight drug raids, sheriff says

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than a dozen people were arrested on drug charges overnight Oct. 1 in Laurel County, according to Sheriff John Root.

Areas of arrests included: Swiss Colony Lane, GOP Street in London, West Laurel Rd., KY 1394, East 4th St. in London, Johnson Rd., North Laurel Road, and East Laurel Rd.

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Sheriff’s investigators found large quantities of meth, Suboxone, hydrocodone, digital scales, baggies, glass pipes, needles, cut straws with residue. In addition, deputies located a parole violator and a subject wanted on an outstanding warrant, Root said.

At one location, four underage grandchildren were found in a residence where trafficking meth was charged. At this location, a female subject attempted to ingest a large amount of meth, however, investigators were able to retrieve the bag.

According to Root, those arrested included:

  • Reva Moore, 52, of Swiss Colony Ln., London arrested off Swiss Colony Lane charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; four counts of wanton endangerment – first-degree; resisting arrest.
  • Aaron Keith Simpson, 34, of Somerset Rd., London arrested off GOP Street in London in a red Chevrolet Camaro charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; trafficking in a controlled substance – third-degree – first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana.
  • Chris Cornett, 47, of West Laurel Rd., London arrested off W. Laurel Rd. charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Emily Helton, 27, of Highway 1394, East Bernstadt arrested off KY 1394 charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Jordan Glancy, 30, of Highway 1394, East Bernstadt arrested off KY 1394 charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana.
  • Kenneth Glancy, 53, of Highway 1394, East Bernstadt arrested off KY 1394 charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Tommy Francis, 31, of Byble Rd., London arrested off E. 4th St. in London charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Dale Burkhart, 55, of Hensley Rd., East Bernstadt charged on a Laurel District Court warrant of arrest regarding an investigation conducted by Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Bryon Lawson charging trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Angela King, 55, of Portersburg Rd., Manchester charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; fleeing or evading police – second-degree – on foot.
  • Ivy Bryant, 30, of Johnson Rd., London arrested off Johnson Road charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Vincent King, 53, of Johnson Rd., London arrested off Johnson Road charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Marty Stewart, 43, of Copely Rd., London arrested off N. Laurel Rd. charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense; prescription controlled substances not in proper container – first offense. In addition, this subject was charged on a Kentucky parole board parole violation warrant charging absconding parole supervision; receiving misdemeanor conviction for assault; failure to report change of home address to parole officer; failure to make restitution as directed regarding a conviction in Laurel, Pulaski, and Knox Circuit Court on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine first offense; burglary first-degree; burglary first-degree; receiving stolen property more than $10,000.
  • David Nantz, 32, of McWhorter Road, London arrested off North Laurel Rd. charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; public intoxication – controlled substances.
  • Jonathan D. Smith, 48, of Hillary Ln., London arrested off East Laurel Rd. charged on a Whitley District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence; driving on DUI suspended license – first offense.

Assisting for the Laurel County Sheriff’s office on the investigation and arrests were: Lead Investigator Lieut. Chris Edwards, Detective James Sizemore, Detective Bryon Lawson, Detective Taylor McDaniel, Detective Robert Reed, Shift Sgt. John Inman, Deputy Landry Collett, Deputy James Fox, and Deputy Hobie Daugherty, Deputy Dylan Messer, Deputy Dustin Saylor, Bailiff Roy Ball, and Bailiff Jacklyn Johnson.