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April 30, 2013

Possible phone scam; two arrested on morphine charges

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Drug Arrests - Morphine

A vehicle parked off West Laurel Road, eight miles south of London, on Sunday afternoon aroused suspicion and resulted in the arrests of two people and confiscation of illegal drugs.

Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott and a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer discovered a pickup truck with two persons inside around 5:30 p.m. Inside the truck were used needles that the two occupants -- 53-year-old Frelen D. Roark of Paris Karr Road in Keavy and 38-year-old Lisa Brock of Pine Top Road in London--had reportedly used to shoot up morphine prior to the arrival of the officers.

A can lid containing more morphine was also found, as well as a pipe that contained marijuana.

Both Roark and Brock were charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; and public intoxication of a controlled substance. Brock was also charged with possession of marijuana, as the pipe containing the marijuana was in her possession.

Speeder arrested for violations, warrants

When a white Yukon zoomed past Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry on Ky. 80, two miles east of London just after midnight Saturday, the deputy immediately began pursuit of the vehicle.

After conducting a traffic stop, Berry determined that the driver -- 34-year-old David P. Thompson of Mill Pond Road in Manchester -- was driving on a DUI-suspended license. In addition, the license plates on the vehicle were cancelled, and there was no insurance on the vehicle, among other traffic violations. He also had two active bench warrants.

Thompson was arrested and charged with driving on a DUI-suspended license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, open alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle, and other traffic offenses.

Thompson was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center following his arrest.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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