Two arrested at Waffle House while under the influence of a controlled substance with three children

LONDON KY—On Sunday, Jan. 31st at 7:15 p.m. London Police received a complaint through London Laurel Dispatch about an intoxicated male and female at Waffle House located on west Hwy. 80. The intoxicated individuals were reportedly knocking stuff over and passing out, and had three small children with them.

When Officers Justin Hopkins and Drew Wilson arrived at Waffle House, William L. Allen, 33, and Amanda N. Porter, 32, of London were located. Officers stated that Porter was manifestly under the influence of an unknown substance, had slurred speech, dilated pupils, unsteady on her feet, and had difficulty explaining the situation to police. Allen was falling asleep numerous times while holding eating utensils, had severe slurred speech, unsteady on his feet, and was manifestly under the influence.InmateImg012016ZZZ86414_01312016211158

Porter said that she drove Allen and three children to Waffle House, although officers did not observe her operating a motor vehicle. She stated that she had ingested Suboxone. Allen said that he was prescribed Klonipin and Suboxone. Officers InmateImg012016ZZZ86415_01312016212626discovered two handguns hidden on Allen, and he did not have a concealed weapons license.

Allen and Porter were arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Allen was charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance excluding alcohol, second degree wanton endangerment, and carrying a concealed weapon. Porter was charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance excluding alcohol and second degree wanton endangerment.