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Drug Arrest and Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 01/05/2015

(LONDON, KY.) - On Sunday, January 05, 2015 at approximately 3:05 AM KSP SGT Steve Walker was patrolling US HWY 25 one (1) mile north of London in Laurel County when he observed a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the roadway.

SGT Walker determined the operator Roger D. Hinkle, 54, of London to be under the influence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle 11 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine was located along with digital scales and drug paraphernalia.

Hinkle was arrested at the scene and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

The investigation is continuing by SGT Steve Walker and was assisted at the scene by Laurel County Constable Denver Mays.