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April 3, 2014

Burglar had syringe in toothbrush holder

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Searching for something in a wide area is sometimes referred to a “looking for a needle in a haystack.”

But a Laurel man took that to a new level when arresting officers found him in possession of a  needle hidden in a toothbrush holder.

The discovery came after Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott and Deputy Robbie Grimes responded to a complaint of a burglary in progress on West Ky. 1376 around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Upon arriving at the scene on Arthur Ridge Road, eight miles north of London, witnesses told deputies a man had gone into the residence through a window.

Parrott and Grimes located 25-year-old Donald Johnson of Slate Lick Road in London inside the residence. Johnson began struggling with the deputies, screaming and yelling as he was being handcuffed. Johnson, according to the press release, appeared to be very intoxicated and a needle was found inside a toothbrush holder on his person.

Johnson now faces charges of second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, public intoxication of controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Johnson has a long history in the Laurel County court system with several prior charges of public intoxication of controlled substances over the past year.

 

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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