Drug investigation leads to two arrests in Laurel County

Two men are behind bars after Sheriff's Interdiction Unitsconducted a drug investigation on Friday morning in Laurel County.

According to a release from Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, Laurel Sheriff's interdiction unit members, Justin Taylor and Landry Collett conducted the drug investigation in a business parking lot off Highway 909, just 10 miles north of London.

The driver was determined to be wanted on outstanding warrants. In addition, the passenger was found in possession of suspected heroin and methamphetamine.

The two men arrested were identified as:

• the driver – Brad Michael Shipp, 39, of Somerset, was charged on two Pulaski County bench warrants of arrest charging Failureto Appear in court.

•  The passenger – Zachary  Alexander Jarvis, 32, of London, was charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – heroin; possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found in possession of suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, glass smoking pipes, and hypodermic syringes.

Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated that drug investigations and arrests will continue in Laurel County.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

Photos of accused courtesy of Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of contraband by arresting officers

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