Laurel County Man Arrested on Alleged Drug Charges


The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department reports that they arrested Jonathon Keith Coots age 27 of Hyden, KY early Wednesday morning of August 5, 2020.

According to Deputies the arrest occurred in a business parking lot 10 miles South of London following an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s office after Coots was found in possession of a large quantity of white tablets including suspected Xanax, hydrocodone, and Suboxone and snorting straws. In addition, Coots was allegedly found in possession of a pistol and US currency.

Coots was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance third-degree; possession of a controlled substance ; prescription controlled substances not in proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia. This individual was lodged in the Laurel County correctional center.