BREAKING NEWS: LOUISA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE ARREST FIFTEEN PEOPLE IN MASSIVE DRUG BUST RAID THURSDAY NIGHT
NEARLY ALL OF THE DRUG RING SUSPECTS WERE LOCAL REPEAT DRUG POSSESSION & TRAFFICKING OFFENDERS;
LOUISA POLICE PATROLMAN LISTED AS THE ARRESTING OFFICER OF 13 OF THE 15 HEROIN, METH, AND MARIJUANA DRUG RING SUSPECTS
OCTOBER 14, 2022 – written by WADE QUEEN
The Louisa Police Department, along with the Lawrence County Sheriff Office, has carried out and conducted what appears to be one of the largest, if not THE largest drug raid/drug warrants takedown in terms of the number suspects arrested, in Lawrence County history during the overnight hours.
Details on the massive drug raid roundup sweep are scarce as of this time, but a total of FIFTEEN (15) suspects were apprehended and taken into custody late Thursday night and into early Friday morning on drug trafficking offense charges and drug possession offense charges, involving heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana with some charged with other non-drug offenses.
Louisa Police officer Teddy B. Newsome was named as the arresting officer of thirteen (13) of the fifteen (15) who were rounded up, with Lawrence County Sheriff Office deputy Joseph Osbirne arresting the other two suspects (Brandie Hale, and James Arthur Mullett).
The names of the fifteen people arrested and the charges that were filed against them and they are facing are as following:
James Arthur Mullett, 39, of Louisa, Kentucky; was charged with: *POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),*DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/ POSSESS (2 SEPARATE CHARGES COUNTS), *TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE – (< 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE), *TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST OFFENSE (HEROIN), *TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, *PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER ll.
All fifteen of the drug dealing suspects were transported to, booked and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville; a process that took five hours to undertake late Thursday night and over into early Friday morning.
Stay tuned to The Levisa Lazer for more information as when we can get them on the details as they become available of this major breaking news case when they are released by the Louisa Police Department and the Lawrence County Sheriff Office.