Shoplifting call leads to drug arrest in Laurel County

Charles Miller is accused of stealing from a business, having drugs on him along with outstanding warrants from another county

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – What began with a shoplifting call at a business in Laurel County ended with a drug arrest of a man who was wanted on outstanding warrants in another county, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say there was a theft report at a business on KY 490, approximately four miles north of London.  Employees told deputies the suspect left the business and ran toward School Street.  Deputies say they found the suspect in the bathroom of another business.

Investigators say they discovered 50-year old Charles Miller, of Hinkle, had two outstanding warrants out of Clay County for failure to appear on an assault charge and failure to appear in a theft case.

Deputies say they found suspected methamphetamine and pills and a set of digital scales on Miller at the time of his arrest.

In addition to the outstanding warrants out of Clay County, he was charged in Laurel County theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting; possession of a controlled substance, first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; illegal possession of legend drug; possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was taken to jail in London.


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