April 14, 2013

Pills and cash seized

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The in-and-out flow of traffic is common a sign of drug dealing and such was the case Monday afternoon on Fire Station Road.

Complaints of drug trafficking at a residence three miles north of London sent Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies to the area, where they later arrested 33-year-old Michael Smith on drug trafficking charges.

A press release from the sheriff’s office states numerous complaints had been made regarding the situation, and when deputies arrived, the complaints proved valid.

Smith allegedly had 13 Oxycodone pills, 298 Xanax, 10 Schedule IV pills and a large amount of cash on hand. He was charged with first-degree and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, both of which are his second offenses.

Detective Jason Back is conducting the ongoing investigation. Assisting at the scene were Lt. Chuck Johnson, Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Steve Hoskins, and Deputy Kevin Berry.