**UPDATE**: LOUISA POLICE CHIEF GREG FUGITT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LACKEY AVENUE DRUG RAID ON THURSDAY NIGHT; INCLUDING THE ARREST OF AN ADDITIONAL SIXTH SUSPECT THAT BROKE THE CASE OPEN
After Thursday night’s drug raid by the Louisa Police Department and the Lawrence County Sheriff Department that the led five suspects and the discovery of a large haul of illegal contraband at a home on N. Lackey Avenue; Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt released additional information about the case, including a sixth person, who happened to be the homeowner, and whose initial arrest led to the unfurling of the drug operation at his residence.
The statement by Chief Fugitt is a s the following:
“On 11/18/2021, a traffic stop initiated by Ptl. Kirk was made on William Debord for failure to use a turn signal. Upon contact Mr. Debord advised that he did not have a driver’s license and was asked to step out of the vehicle. Consent to search was given in which Patrolman Newsome located a clear baggie with two sticky notes folded containing a crystal/powder substance inside. Search incident to arrest led to Patrolman Kirk locating a black glass case containing a large quantity of what is believed to be methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and cash was also located.
Upon gathering more intel, a search warrant was obtained for the residence of William Debord on Lackey Avenue in Louisa. Upon arrival and announcement of Police a male subject later identified as Jonathan Young attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended quickly by Deputy Keefer. Young was in possession of a large amount of Methamphetamine, cash, and also sticky notes with a substance believed to be heroin inside.
A search of the residence was then performed in which showed evidence of more believed to be methamphetamine, drug trafficking, and multiple handguns were located. The following individuals were arrested and charged with Organized crime: Jonathan Young, Brittany Hammonds, Kenneth Pack ll, John Thomas and Joseph McCoy all of Louisa Ky. The investigation is ongoing by the Louisa Police Department.”
William C Debord was arrested by patrolman officer Everett Chase Kirk, of the Louisa Police Department, & was charged with the following:
- OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,
- NO REGISTRATION PLATES,
- NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT,
- TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE – (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE),
- TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST OFFENSE (HEROIN),
- DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESS,
- FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE,
- FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL.
HIGH-FIVE: THE LACKEY AVENUE GANG TAKEDOWN:
ONE SUSPECT AT HOUSE FLEES FROM SCENE BUT IS CAUGHT AFTER SHORT FOOT CHASE THAT ENDS WITH SUSPECT BEING TASERED
NOVEMBER 19, 2021 – written by WADE QUEEN
THE LACKEY AVENUE GANG OF LOUISA: (PHOTOS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): JONATHAN M. YOUNG, 43; BRITTANY HAMMONDS, 24; JOSEPH McCOY, 24; KENNETH O. PACK II; 37; AND JOHN C. THOMAS, 32, ALL OF LOUISA, KY.
What started as a serving of arrest warrants and a search warrant, ended up leading to the finding of a major drug operation in the northern part of Louisa late Thursday night.
Five Louisa residents were arrested on organized crime charges, after police raided a home in Louisa late Thursday night, and found evidence of a large drug trafficking organization.
According to the arrest reports, deputies of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department and officers of the Louisa Police went to a home on 570 Lackey Avenue, just after 11:30 P.M. Thursday night with a search warrant.
Police say one of the residents of the house, Jonathan M. Young, 43, of Louisa, ran away as officers approached, but he was quickly apprehended after being tasered by chief deputy, sergeant Mason Keefer, in an alley after a short foot pursuit. Once he was arrested, Jonathan Young was found with a large amount of methamphetamine, heroin, and cash on his person self.
Once inside the home, police found what they described as “a very large amount” of meth and a “large amount” of cash, as well as a substance believed to be heroin. They also found scales, plastic bags, needles, cut straws and multiple handguns.
Jonathan Young was arrested along with his girlfriend, Brittany Hammonds, 24, of Louisa, and three other men: Joseph McCoy, 24; John C. Thomas, 32; and Kenneth O. Pack II, 37; all of Louisa. The charges for all five are as the following:
Jonathan M Young: * FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), * TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE – (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE), * TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST OFFENSE (HEROIN), * ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME, * POSSESSION OF HANDGUN BY CONVICTED FELON, * TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
Brittany Hammonds: * ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME.
Joseph McCoy: * ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME, * PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE)-[2 SEPARATE CHARGES COUNTS], * FAILURE TO APPEAR.
Kenneth O. Pack II: * ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME.
John C. Thomas: * ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME.
All five suspects were transported to and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville; where all four men remained incarcerated, while Brittany Hammonds posted her bond and was released early Friday night.
Officers involved in this were deputy sergeant Mason Keefer and deputy Joseph Osborne, along with patrolman officers Teddy B Newsome and patrolman officer Everett Chase Kirk.
This case remains under investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department and the Louisa Police Department.
WHAT AMOUNT OF CONTRABAND THAT WAS FOUND ON JONATHAN YOUNG WAS CARRYING JUST ON HIMSELF AFTER HIS ARREST WHEN HE TRIED TO FLEE FROM THE SCENE.