The “War on Drugs” continues in Laurel County as Barbourville City Police, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and Laurel County Sheriff's Interdiction Units reportedly found 232 grams of suspected methamphetamine inside a vehicle on Friday.
According to a press release from Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, officers conducted a traffic stop on three occupants inside a silver Pontiac G6 on the I-75 exit ramp (KY 192) in London.
During the stop, Laurel County Sheriff's K-9 Detective Jake Miller deployed his K-9 Maverick to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle.
K-9 Maverick gave a positive indication on the vehicle.
The investigation then confirmed the three individuals had a large amount of suspected methamphetamine (approx. 232 grams) inside the vehicle.
The three arrested were:
• the driver - Brian A. Osborne, 42, of Artemus, charged with complicity- trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense-methamphetamine.
• Jessica M. Cathers, 35, of Flat Lick, charged with complicity – trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense-methamphetamine.
• Francis Zadrozny, 47, of Trosper, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
All three were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Case Officer Carl Middleton with Barbourville Police Department, Wes Brumley with Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Laurel Sheriff's interdiction unit member Landry Collett, Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Detective Jake Miller, Laurel County Deputy Bobby Jones, and Laurel County Deputy Brian France, as well as London City Police Officer Ashley Taylor assisted in the investigation.
All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily
Photos of the accused courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Photo of contraband seized provided by arresting officers