From Laurel County Sheriff John Root -
Deputies James Fox, Allen Turner, and Brent France arrested two individuals in a business parking lot off West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. approximately 11 miles South of London on Saturday night October 12, 2019 at approximately 10:51 PM.
The arrests occurred after deputies were dispatched to a disturbance complaint in the parking lot there involving a female subject allegedly being disorderly. When deputies arrived at the scene, they located 22 year old Rebecca Lynn Welch age of Corbin exiting her blue Jeep Wrangler and conducted an investigation determining that she was under the influence.
During the investigation, Welch attempted to conceal the identity of a male passenger in her vehicle who was identified as 20 year old Tyler Mounts of London who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants. Upon arrest Welch and Mounts were found in possession of suspected heroin and a large amount of US currency. In addition, after the arrest and being placed in the patrol car, deputies observed Welch moving around considerably in the backseat of the police car and found that she had slipped her handcuffs and attempted to conceal methamphetamine in her possession. Also, while Welch was being processed at the Sheriff's office, she became belligerent yelling and cursing at deputies there. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Rebecca Lynn Welch was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense; driving on DUI suspended license – first offense; hindering prosecution or apprehension – second-degree; trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense – heroin; possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; tampering with physical evidence; disorderly conduct – first-degree.
Ian Tyler Mounts age 20 of London was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense – heroin. In addition, this subject was charged on a Laurel Circuit Court bench warrant of arrest charging probation violation regarding charges of robbery – second-degree; terroristic threatening – third-degree; theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000.
He was also charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear for preliminary hearing regarding charges of resisting arrest; trafficking in marijuana first offense, failure to appear in court on charges of careless driving; no operator's license, no-show for a drug screen, no-show for office visit, no-show for drug screen – revoke bond regarding charges of resisting arrest; trafficking in marijuana.