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Over two pounds of Methamphetamine seized after a traffic stop for suspected DUI - one arrested

From the Knox County Ky. Sheriff's Department -

Andrew York - KCDC

Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith is reporting an illegal drug trafficking arrest and a seizure of more than two (2) pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine along with a quantity of Fentanyl, Heroin, and other drugs.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at approximately 12:20 am Knox County Deputies observed a vehicle swerving back and forth while traveling on US 25E in Gray. After conducting a traffic stop and checking the driver of the vehicle, the deputies arrested 35-year-old Andrew York of Barbourville, KY.

York was initially charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and Reckless Driving.

During the arrest over two (2) pounds of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine along with suspected Heroin, Fentanyl, Suboxone, Marijuana Gummies, several unidentified pills, and a set of digital scales were located in his possession.

Andrew York was then charged with three counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Trafficking in Legend Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The illegal drugs seized have an estimated street value of over $20,000.

Andrew York was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Laurel County Drug Interdiction Task Force was contacted and assisted with their K-9 Unit.

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