Two Madison Countians arrested in Laurel County for alleged drug trafficking


Two Madison County individuals were taken into custody, and one is facing trafficking and other drug charges following an arrest that occurred Thursday morning March 24, at approximately 12:30 a.m.

The arrests occurred at a business in London off West Hal Rogers Pkwy. following a traffic stop and an investigation conducted after units became suspicious of possible drug activity associated with the occupants of the vehicle, a white colored Chevrolet Traverse. The laurel county sheriff reports that, “During the subsequent investigation, deputies located suspected methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe, and three firearms in the vehicle. In addition, upon reviewing video surveillance photos, interdiction units observed the female suspect allegedly attempting to conceal suspected methamphetamine inside the business near a soft drink dispenser machine.

Arrested was :• the suspected drug trafficker and the passenger in the vehicle – 47 year old Billy Deanna Coffey of Hunter Lane., Richmond, charged with public intoxication – controlled substances; trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; tampering with physical evidence; and wanton endangerment – first-degree.

Also arrested, the driver of the motor vehicle – 45 year old John Kemper of of Goose Lane., Berea. He was charged with traffic related violations. In addition, the Sheriff says this subject was wanted on a Rockcastle District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court. Both were lodged in the Laurel County correctional center.