Five Arrested In Laurel Co. On Meth Charges
Five people were arrested in Laurel County Monday after police say they found a meth lab inside of a home.
Police say they received a complaint of a possible meth lab 10 miles south of London on Monday. When deputies arrived at the scene , they discovered a male subject outside the mobile home, and received conflicting stories about who was inside the residence. It was reported that two males were inside the residence. However, two females were found inside. As information developed, a search warrant was issued for the premises. Deputies searched the mobile home, with a belief that they had not located two male subjects that were supposedly inside.
A search under the mobile home initially did not turn up the suspects, but as the search continued a trap door was found inside the residence leading to the ground, and after underpinning was removed , one male subject was found about three hours into the search in a very low lying area of the underneath portion of the mobile home.
Deputies still believing that another suspect was underneath, looked even closer, and discovered another male subject hiding under the mobile home in the metal frame of the bottom of the mobile home. An active one step meth lab was located at the residence. All five subjects were arrested. They are Michael Cornett of London, Jessika Smith of Corbin, David Moore of Corbin, Lisa Smallwood of London and Thomas Lawson of London. All five are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, and several face numerous other charges. All five are being held in the Laurel County Detention Center.Five Arrested In Laurel Co. On Meth Charges