Couple arrested for drug trafficking operation

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff's Detective Brad Mitchell conducted an investigation into illegal drug trafficking in the Keavy area after information was received, and a search warrant was obtained and executed at Leland Karr's residence on Earl Howard Road, 12 miles south of London on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says during the search of the residence, they found over 400 assorted pills, including Oxycodones, hydrocodones ,and other pills., and a large amount of U.S. currency.

Two persons were arrested at the scene and are identified as: Leland Karr age 62 , of Earl Howard Road, Corbin charged with: Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense, Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, 2nd Offense, and Trafficking a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, 2nd Offense. (Leland Karr was convicted in Laurel Circuit Court in 1997 for Trafficking in A Controlled Substance); and Leland Karr's wife: Shirley M. Karr age 51 also of Earl Howard Road, Corbin charged with: Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense, Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, 1st Offense, and Trafficking a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, 1st Offense.

Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.


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