Two arrested for meth, cash and gun

A suspicious vehicle complaint early Thursday morning resulted in two arrests and the confiscation of illicit drugs, cash and a firearm.

The arrests of 44-year-old Jason Douglas Proffitt and 55-year-old Roy Dewayne Hembree came when Laurel Sheriff's Deputies Justin Taylor, Landry Collett and Tommy Houston went to a business parking lot on KY 770 around 12:44 a.m. to investigate the complaint. Once at the scene, deputies discovered that Proffitt, of Pepper Hill Drive in London, possessed a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, other drugs not in the proper container, a large amount of cash and a pistol. Hembree, who was in the passenger's seat, also had a quantity of methamphetamine.

Proffitt is held in the Laurel County Correctional Center with an arraignment set for Friday, Oct. 23, on charges of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, methamphetamine, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of controlled substance, and prescription of controlled substance not in proper container, first offense.

Hembree was released on Thursday on his own recognizance on charges of first-degree possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine, first offense. He is also listed on the Laurel County Correctional Center website for a court date on Friday.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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