2 arrested after subject tries to sell drugs to off duty deputy:
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Bryon Lawson, along with Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards, Detective Gary Mehler, and Deputy John Wright and off-duty Deputy Allen Turner arrested two individuals on Tuesday afternoon October 30, 2018 at approximately 1:51 PM. The arrests occurred off Hatcher Road approximately 2/10 mile east of London after a subject later identified as Stevie Westerfield approached off-duty, out of uniform Deputy Allen Turner(whom the suspect did not know)— and Westerfield attempted to sale drugs to the off-duty deputy at a local store off Ky 638 near London. An investigation was conducted on the Westerfield subject along with another individual who was located at a residence in the vicinity where Sheriff’s detectives and deputies found the two individuals in possession of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine and several items in the residence used to smoke methamphetamine and marijuana. The two arrested individuals were identified as:
• the individual who approached the off-duty deputy– Stevie Westerfield age 62 of Hatcher Rd., London charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Philip Henson age 38 of Appaloosa trail, Corbin charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County detention center. Photos courtesy of the Laurel County detention center. Sheriff John Root stated that drug investigations will be on going.