Corbin woman among four charged with trafficking crystal meth
A Corbin woman was one of four people arrested on drug trafficking charges when Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies discovered an unspecified amount of methamphetamine in their vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
Twenty-eight-year-old Brittany Thompson-Sherrill is facing charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine and second-degree fleeing or evading police – on foot.
According to Sheriff John Root, Detective Jason Back was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on 28-year-old Jonathan Segraves of London on Slate Lick Road approximately one mile north of London.
“Detective Back observed (Segraves) along with three other occupants leave a known drug location in the vehicle, and attempted to stop the vehicle when it fled the scene and was located nearby,” Root stated. “At that point, two of the subjects fled on foot and following a foot chase, both individuals were apprehended.”
Root stated Thompson-Sherrill was one of the two individuals who attempted to run from the scene.
Also arrested were:
• Roy Higgins, 38, of London, whom Root said was driving the vehicle. Higgins was charged first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – second offense – methamphetamine and first-degree fleeing or evading police.
Root stated that Higgins was in the allegedly in the process of delivering methamphetamine to sell to a fifth subject.
• Segraves was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine, second-degree fleeing or evading police – on foot, and tampering with physical evidence.
According to Root, Segraves allegedly ingested approximately one-half of an ounce of crystal methamphetamine that he was conspiring with the other in the vehicle to deliver and sell to a fifth subject.
Segraves was taking by ambulance to St. Joseph London hospital for treatment.
Segraves was also charged on the warrant for failing to appear in court on a previous charge of first-degree possession of a methamphetamine.
• Ashley Medley, 28, London, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine, and second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.
Root stated that Medley knew Segraves was wanted on outstanding felony warrants.
Laurel County Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said through cooperation of the suspects and statements from other individuals, deputies confirmed the four suspects had the methamphetamine in their possession and what they intended to do with it.”
“Even the guy who ingested it, admitted to it,” Acciardo said.
Bond for each of the individuals has been set at $10,000 cash.