Danville man busted for trafficking after passing out in Laurel County

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From left, KSP Steve Douglas and Laurel County Sgt. Brett Reeves with seized items/Laurel County Sheriff's Department

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A convicted felon from Danville is arrested after officers say

Michael Lee Stephens/Laurel County Sheriff’s Department

they found nine ounces of meth, more than an ounce of heroin, cash, and weapons after he passed out in his car.

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According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, 42-year-old Michael Lee Stephens, of Scrub Grass Road in Danville, is  charged with first-degree meth trafficking, first offense heroin trafficking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of a handgun by a

Laurel Sheriff’s shift Sgt. Brett Reeves and KSP/CVE officer Steve Douglas received a complaint of a man passed out in a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot in southern Laurel County at about 4:15 p.m. Friday. The two officers found the man, identified as Stephens, and during a search, located a gun, Root said.

In addition, more 42 grams of heroin, 279 grams of methamphetamine, two handguns, one rifle, digital scales, other drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of money was found, added the sheriff, noting Stephens was a convicted felon in Ohio.

Sheriff’s investigators assisting on the investigation included: Lieut. Chris Edwards, Detective James Sizemore who is the case officer, Detective Robert Reed, and Bailiff Roy Ball.