From the Laurel County Sheriff's Department
Laurel Sheriff's Detective Bryon Lawson along with Detective James Sizemore arrested three individuals on Wednesday morning January 9, 2019 at approximately 10:22 AM.
The arrests occurred off Highway 770 approximately 10 miles South of London after Laurel Sheriff’s detectives and the London office of the DEA developed information on a large amount of crystal meth headed into Laurel County. Investigators intercepted the individuals off Highway 770 conducting a traffic stop on a 2004 Cadillac Escalade and discovered over 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.
The three individuals arrested were identified as: • the driver of the vehicle – James L. Coulter age 39 of Louisville charged with possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine • Robert A. Thornsberry age 40 of Shepherdsville, KY charged with possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine • Stephaine J. Richard age 32 of Lebanon Junction, KY charged with possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine All three arrested individuals were lodged in the Laurel County detention center.
Also assisting on the investigation and arrests were: Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Major Chuck Johnson, Capt. Kevin Berry, Lieut. Robbie Grimes, Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Detective John Wright, Detective Kyle Gray, Deputy Landry Collett, Deputy Jake Miller and his K-9 “ Gotcha”, Deputy Jamie Etherton, Detective Brad Mitchell.
Also assisting was the London office of the Drug Enforcement Agency ( DEA). Photos of accused individuals provided by the Laurel County Sheriff’s office. Photo of crystal meth amphetamine seized from the accused provided by the Laurel County Sheriff’s office. The Cadillac Escalade has been seized. Photos of scene of arrest attached.