London Police arrest man and woman under the influence of drugs with a child in vehicle

LONDON KY—On Tuesday, May 17th London Police Sgt. Randy Medlock and Ofc. Drew Wilson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration on West KY-192. Through investigation, Christopher L. Lawson, 29, and April N. Hicks, 24, of London were arrested.

Upon making contact with Lawson, the driver of the vehicle, it was determined that he had bought the vehicle a few weeks ago and had not transferred the title to his name. In addition, he didn’t have insurance on the vehicle and his license was suspended. Police noticed that Lawson had constricted pupils and a glazed over look in his eyes, and attempted to administer a standard field sobriety test on him. Lawson then stated that he could not balance but did displayed impairment through an HGN test. He had white residue on his nostrils and admitted to snorting a Loritab earlier that day, as well as taking methamphetamine two days prior.

Hicks, a passenger in the vehicle, had a bench warrant for her arrest. Also in the vehicle was child under the age of one. Hicks admitted to smoking marijuana prior to the traffic stop and had shot up methamphetamine three days ago. Police conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered Methamphetamine within Hick’s diaper bag as well as a syringe.

The Department for Community Based Services were notified, removed the infant and released it to its grandmother.Chris

Lawson was arrested and charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/sec., failure to produce insurance card, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstances) of the second offense, and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Hicks was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled Aprilsubstance, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor, public intoxication of a controlled substance excluding alcohol, theft by unlawful taking or disp. All others under $500, failure to issue insurance card, and failure to wear a seat belt.

Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.