On Monday, July 31, around 11pm, Kentucky State Police Detectives conducted a drug investigation which led to a traffic stop being conducted on a 2017 Kia Sportage on east 4th street in Laurel County. Upon further investigation, the operator Marti Payne, 28, of London, consented to a search of the vehicle, which uncovered drug paraphernalia and a large amount of US currency. A search was then conducted on Payne’s residence yielded a discovery of 12 ounces of suspected crystal meth, drug paraphernalia and over $11,000 in US currency. Payne, along with Chelsea Roark, 25, and Edwin Willis, 43, both of London, were arrested on charges of trafficking in controlled substance and related drug charges.
Drug Arrests and Investigation in Laurel County
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