Heroin and meth found, two arrested:

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff’s
Deputy James Fox along with Deputy Allen Turner and Deputy 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 the
suspect exiting her blue Jeep Wrangler and conducted an investigation
determining that she was under the influence. During the investigation
the female subject attempted to conceal the identity of a male
passenger in her vehicle. Deputies were able to determine that the
male passenger was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants. Upon
arrest the female driver and a male passenger were found in possession
of suspected heroin and a large amount of US currency. In addition,
after arrest and being placed in the patrol car, deputies observed the
female subject 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 the female
subject was being processed at the Sheriff’s office, she became
belligerent yelling and cursing at deputies there. The two arrested
individuals were identified as:
• the driver – Rebecca Lynn Welch age 22 of W. 5th St., Corbin 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.
• The passenger – Ian Tyler Mounts age 20 of London 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. Also, this subject
was 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. Also,
this subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of
arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of careless
driving; no operator’s license. The subject was also charged on a
Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging no-show for
drug screen, no-show for office visit, no-show for drug screen –
revoke bond regarding charges of resisting arrest; trafficking in
marijuana.
These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County correctional
center. Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County
correctional center. Photo of contraband seized provided by arresting
deputies.