London Police arrest three for trafficking methamphetamine

LONDON KY—London Police conducted a traffic stop on Tuesday at 2 a.m. on KY-192. During the traffic stop, two were arrested for trafficking drugs, which through investigation, led to a third arrest.

Sgt. Ryan Jackson, K-9 Ofc. Jacob Bormann, Ofc. Patrick Nunley conducted the traffic stop on George Couch, Jr., 37, of London and Jason W. Burkhart, 35, of East Bernstadt, Ky. Couch was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, failure to wear a seat belt, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Burkhart was arrested and charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance excluding alcohol, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Following the traffic stop, a search warrant was obtained and a search was conducted at 5536 A Slate Lick Rd., the residence of Robert J. Loren, 63, of London. At the residence methamphetamine, two pistols, a long shotgun, drug paraphernalia, and pills were discovered.

Approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine was seized in all. Sgt. Ryan Jackson arrested Loren and he was charged with first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine.

All arrested were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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