February 11, 2014

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Staff Writer


Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Broviac and Sgt. Brett Reeves arrested two individuals on US 25E, 11 miles south of London, following a traffic stop on a Pontiac Grand Prix car that had no tail lights.

Two subjects inside the vehicle appeared to be under the  influence, and a roadside investigation was conducted. The driver was determined to be under the influence and was arrested. Vernon Grubb, 31, of Barbourville was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to wear seatbelts, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, and other traffic offenses. In addition, items used to manufacture methamphetamine were found in the vehicle. Grubb was charged with unlawful possession of meth precursor, first offense.

An investigation conducted on the passenger determined that she, too, was under the influence and she was arrested. Heather Warren, 28, of Flat Lick, Ky., was charged with public intoxication – controlled substances, unlawful possession of meth precursor, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance first-degree first offense.

 Warren was found in possession of several hypodermic needles and spoons and pills. In addition, she was charged with being a persistent felony offender I as she had been charged with previous felony offenses. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.