20 arrested in drug bust

20 arrested in drug bust

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Lebanon, KY

#2 Nov 16, 2012

Lebanon, KY

#3 Nov 16, 2012
They arrived at the Laurel County Sheriff's office at dawn, after many of them were woken up by a loud knock on the door.

"The element of surprise, we'll catch a lot still in bed," said Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Police say they're accused of dealing in Xanax, Hydrocodone, meth and marijuana.

Police say they think many problems in the community begin with illegal drug use.

"We are seeing the thefts, the burglaries, people buying the drugs..they need $10 or $20 or whatever," said Sheriff Root.

Local, state, and federal authorities have been investigating the people for months.

"Instead of getting up and getting a job, they make a few bucks on selling pills," said Root.

Police say in roundups like this they typically see familiar faces..but on Friday police say most of the suspects are new offenders.

Lebanon, KY

#4 Nov 16, 2012
CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

As of Friday afternoon, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office has made 21 arrests in a drug roundup that started early Friday morning. Those arrested were from London, Corbin and Lily.

Complete details on this story, along with mug shots, will be published in the weekend edition of the Times-Tribune.

amos and andy

London, KY

#10 Nov 16, 2012
they will be out in a few days and right back at it again.
I think

Somerset, KY

#11 Nov 16, 2012
Thank You so much Anon, we would have never known this without you.
Living Legend

Winchester, KY

#17 Nov 17, 2012
Thank you to the greatest Sheriff we've ever seen! A job well done John Root!!!

Whitewater, WI

#18 Nov 17, 2012
Good job. Busting people for pot while the rest of the nation has finally come to their senses and realized that it isn't bad anymore....and never was.
Dudley Do Wright

Winchester, KY

#20 Nov 17, 2012
Don't think but a few were pot charges, but folks around here, don't want anything illegal sold, including pot.

Hampstead, NC

#21 Nov 17, 2012
Well if u dont want nothin illegal u better get the meth lab outta your shed!!!!

Winchester, KY

#22 Nov 17, 2012
You must be jealous cause we have such a great sheriff!!!

Hampstead, NC

#23 Nov 17, 2012
He couldnt catch himself Rats doin all the work!!!

Winchester, KY

#24 Nov 17, 2012
It takes a low life druggie to catch a low life drug dealer. Ain't many church going people involved in the drug world, so you use what works. The best thing drug dealers can do in Laurel County is to quit selling drugs, or move out of the county. We don't want them here!

Lexington, KY

#25 Nov 17, 2012
Good job! now put all the doctors in jail that give out pills to people who dont need them.

London, KY

#26 Nov 17, 2012
you praisr the lord not man........

Greenbrier, AR

#31 Nov 18, 2012
hope they keep taking out the trash in laurel county
As I see it

Richmond, KY

#33 Nov 18, 2012
So what's the deal. Most of them are already out. Wonder if they rolled on someone or bailed out. . That's what happens when u play that game they all need to be in there

Pineville, KY

#34 Nov 18, 2012
Great Job John Root and the rest of his staff!

Winchester, KY

#36 Nov 18, 2012
thanks to root for making a difference. great job, and keep it up

Georgetown, KY

#37 Nov 18, 2012
Go Sheriff Root! Throw all their dirty asses in jail! If you sell drugs in Laurel County, you will be arrested and do the time!!!!!!!

Paris, KY

#38 Nov 18, 2012
Pot should not even be illegal!!

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