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Drug Arrest and Investigation in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 09/30/2015

(LONDON, KY.) - On Monday, September 28, 2015, KSP Detectives assisted the Mount Vernon Police Department on a death investigation that was being conducted at the Econo-Lodge Hotel in Rockcastle County.

Upon further investigation Detective Ryan Loudermilk obtained two seperate search warrants. One was for a residence located on Lair Street in Mount Vernon. That search warrant yielded 1/2 ounces of suspected marijuana, 281 suspected Oxycodone pills, 341 suspected Xanax pills and two suspected Suboxone strips. In addition Troopers siezed $13,180.00 in US currency, 10 long-guns, 4 hand-guns, a 1974 Chevrolet Corvette, a 2013 Nissan Altima and a 2003 Honda Motorcycle. The second search warrant was for a safety deposit box at the Peoples Bank of Mount Vernon. That search resulted in the seizure of $10,000.00 in US currency.

Evidence discovered at the residence lead to the arrest of Logan R. Towery, 68, of Mount Vernon. He was lodged in the Rockcastle County Detention Center and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within a 1,000 yards of a School.

The investigation is continuing by Detective Ryan Loudermilk. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Detective Darren Allen and the Mount Vernon Police Department.