Jellico woman arrested in Laurel County after overdose investigation

A Jellico woman was arrested on Friday night in Laurel County after deputies were dispatched to a possible overdose report.

Laurel Sheriff's K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler was dispatched to a business off West Cumberland Gap Pkwy just 9 miles South of London when he had received a report of a woman observed in a vehicle that appeared to be possibly overdosing.

Upon arrival at the scene, Sgt. Mehler located Malana Danielle Morris, 23, of Jellico, in a gold Toyota Camry.

Upon waking her up, Sgt. Mehler conducted an investigation determining that she was under the influence.

Morris was also found in possession of numerous hypodermic needles. Some capped some uncapped Ziploc baggies and tourniquet straps.

She was charged with Public Intoxication – Controlled Substances and was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Napier also assisted on the scene.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

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