Pulaski County Police Arrest Nearly 50 People In Drug Roundup

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says a six-month investigation landed nearly 50 people behind bars this week. A partnership between the sheriff's office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force led to the round-up. Officers divided up into teams in search of people wanted on Pulaski County Warrants and Grand Jury Indictments for various drug offenses. The majority of drug offenses were for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree. 48 people face charges related to trafficking drugs. The sheriff says his deputies will be aggressively looking out for people dealing drugs.

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Laurel County Businessmen Demolish Hotel

Excavators continue to tear down the Days Inn in north London. The hotel was built in the 1970's but served no purpose for the last few years leading Smith Cousins, LLC to purchase the property earlier this year. Johnny and Scott Smith, owners of the property, say they hope to bring revitalization and development to the people of Laurel County by building an outlet mall for potential restaurants and retail shops. Smith Cousins, LLC say they hope to have a set plan by late spring to early summer of 2018.

London Police Arrest Two Men Who Allegedy Broke Into Home

The London Police Department says officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress on 16th Street. Two people had allegedly kicked a door in at the home. When officers arrived they found 67-year-old Daniel Roberts and 41-year-old David Pennington. Officers say Pennington fled to the back of the house when he saw police. Officers later found him hiding behind a dresser in a bedroon in the house with the help of their K-9 Jack. He was arrested and charged with second-degree escape and tampering with physical evidence. Roberts was taken into custody without incident. Officers also discovered methamphetamine inside Roberts’ vehicle and charged him with possession of a controlled substance. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Whitley County Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Family And Firing Shotgun Inside Home

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office say deputies were called out to a home on Whetstone Road where a man allegedly high on meth fired a shotgun inside the home. Police say Teddy Veach reportedly threatened to kill a family member at the home. Deputies found Veach in an outbuilding with a pistol. Officers say it took about 90 minutes to get Veach out of the building. Police found assorted pills on Veach during the arrest. Officers found the shotgun and a hole in the wall of the home. Veach was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, public intoxication and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Impared Drivers During The Holidays

The Laurel Sheriff's Office, London Police Department and Kentucky State Police has announced they're joining law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The zero-tolerance crackdown runs through the Christmas and New Year holidays, concluding on January 1st. The campaign is an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Police will also be concentrating on seat belt violations, child safety seat violations, speeding and distracted driving. Sheriff John Root reminds citizens to always drive defensively, and always expect the unexpected. He says thier goal is to keep Laurel County families safe and to make the roads safer during the holidays and everyday.

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Corbin Police Investigating Decoration Thefts

The Corbin Police Department says more than $6,000 worth of unique decorations have been stolen from two locations in the city. The thefts happened on Saturday night. Daniel Mackey, the owner of Celebration Lighting in Pulaski County, leases out the decorations and says shoppers won't find them at any retail store in Kentucky. In fact, one would have to go to Chicago or New York to buy decorations like this. The thief or thieves took the decorative carolers from the Corbin welcome sign and New Hope Ministries. Corbin police detectives ask anyone with information to call them at (606) 528-1122. Information leading to the return of the decorations and the identity of the person who took them could be eligible for a one thousand dollar reward.

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"Shop With A Cop" Event A Huge Success This Year

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office, London Police Department and Kentucky State Police report thier "Shop with a Cop" event over the weekend at Walmart was a huge success. Over 200 children from all over Laurel County, that were selected with the help of Laurel County Schools and East Bernstadt Independent School Family Resource Directors, participated in this year's annual event. Each child had $100 to spend with $70 of it spent on clothing items and $30 on toys. Over 30 officers came out to help the kids shop. The money is donated by area businesses and individuals.

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Man Arrested In London After Leading Troopers On High Speed Chase

The Kentucky State Police say a man was arrested in London after he refused to stop for police and led them in a high-speed chase. Troopers say Joseph Padilla was driving with only one headlight when they tried to pull him over. Police say Padilla speed up, ran a stop sign and reached more than 70 miles per hour in a 35 zone. Padilla jumped out of the moving car in a field and fled on foot. Troopers say he ran through two fields before they caught him. Police say there was a syringe in his pocket they say he had used to take a whole Subozone strip the day before. He also didn't have a driver's license and his car's license plate belonged to a different car. Padilla was charged with DUI, fleeing or evading police and several others. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Knox County Police Arrest Man On Drug And Shoplifting Charges

The Knox County Sheriff's Office say a man deputies arrested on drug trafficking charges is also responsible for shoplifting meat from a store in Pineville. Timothy Miller was arrested in the Flat Lick community. Deputies were executing drug trafficking warrants when they found Miller inside a home with what they believe to be meth. During the investigation they confirmed Miller was the same man who stole meat from Long's Pic Pac Store in Pineville. In the surveillance video, Miller can be seen sneaking the meat into his pants before walking out of the store. Miller was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, assault and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Williamsburg Police Looking For Suspects In String Of Thefts

Police in Williamsburg are asking for help finding three male suspects they say took a bicycle and two scooters from a residence on 10th Street Sunday. They posted on Facebook saying there have been several thefts, including the bicycle and scooter theft, police have worked in the area within the last two weeks. Other thefts they have seen include suspects taking cash, debit cards, change and electronic items from unlocked cars. They are asking everyone to lock their vehicles and take extra measures to make sure you are protected. Police say they are increasing their patrols in the Highland Park and downtown areas. If you have any information about any of the thefts call the Williamsbug Police Department at (606) 549-6017.

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