Traffic Stop in Laurel County Leads to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

A joint drug investigation has lead to an arrest in Laurel County. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department arrested Elvis Presley Proffitt, 41,  of Norwood Dr. in East Bernstadt. The arrest follows a traffic stop conducted on I-75 by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Kentucky State Police Drug Interdiction Team. An investigation of the vehicle found a large amount of crystal meth in the vehicle. Proffitt was taken into custody. A search warrant executed on his residence later that evening found more crystal meth and drug paraphernalia. Proffitt faces drug trafficking charges in federal court. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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