Law enforcement agencies team up to take two pounds of meth out of the community

Photo Courtesy: Laurel County Correctional Center
Photo Courtesy: Laurel County Correctional Center(Laurel County Correctional Center)
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 8:17 AM EST
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officers from several different law enforcement agencies teamed up last month to get a large amount of drugs off the streets.

On November 18th, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, London Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and FBI conducted a joint operation into an organization trafficking drugs into Laurel and Pulaski County.

As part of the investigation, surveillance units followed the suspect’s car to Louisville. Officers lost sight of it in the heavy traffic and put out a call to agencies to the south to be on the lookout for a black Nissan Altima.

Officers from an interdiction team found the car on Interstate 75 in Laurel County and pulled it over.

During the stop and search of the car, officers found two pounds of meth inside in a Ziplock bag.

They then arrested the driver, Derrick Lee, 33, of Corbin.

He is facing several charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance.

Lee is being held in the Laurel County Correction Center on a $35,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be in court in January.