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Two arrested in hotel room with 1.5 pounds of meth worth $10,000 with a child in the room

From The Times Tribune -

Two individuals were arrested Monday March 25, 2019 by London Police Department after officers followed through on a tip about drug activity.


London Police received a tip through Dispatch of drug activity at Baymont Inn located off KY 192. Through investigation, officers arrested two and seized approximately $10,000, two guns, and 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $18,000.


Upon the arrival of Officer Andrew Lawson at 12:26 p.m., he was notified by staff that a male and female staying at the hotel may be involved in drug activity. They stated that the male may be armed with a gun and knife, and there is an odor of marijuana coming from the room.


Lawson made contact with the female, Linda Chenoa Sizemore, 42, of Manchester, Kentucky. While speaking with Sizemore, Lawson heard movement within the room’s bathroom and the Sizemore stated her boyfriend was staying with her. Sizemore gave consent to search the room.


Sgt. Richie Reynolds, Sgt. Eric Stallard, and Officers Eric Wilkerson and Greg Turner with K-9 Tyson assisted at the scene. Task Force Officers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) assisted in the search.


Upon entering the room, it was discovered that a juvenile was staying there as well as Floyd Dean Shannon Begley, 41, of Hyden, Kentucky, who is a convicted felon. A knife was seized from Begley as well as $9,000.


A search warrant was obtained and officers seized 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine, two .45-caliber handguns, approximately $10,000, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.


The juvenile was removed by Social Services, Sizemore and Begley were arrested and lodged at the Laurel County Detention Center.


Both Sizemore and Begley were charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, and possession of buying and/or possessing drug paraphernalia.

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