Two arrested at Walmart

Photos of drugs seized are provided by Deputy Shawn Jackson.
Photos of drugs seized are provided by Deputy Shawn Jackson.

 By Bobbie Poynter

Laurel Deputy Shawn Jackson arrested two individuals at the Pilot Travel Center off West Cumberland Gap Parkway early Saturday morning.

The first arrest came after deputies observed a woman stumbling around, running into shelves, and knocking items into the floor. The woman admitted to snorting a line of ice and also snorting a Klonopin.

During the arrest, Deputy Jackson found over $190 worth of items were concealed that the woman apparently intended to shoplift from the store. Jessica Karr, 29, of Corbin, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting, public intoxication – controlled substances, and disorderly conduct.

Deputy Jackson also located a man passed out in Karr’s car in the store’s parking lot. The man also admitted to snorting a line of ice and “a lot more stuff, too.”

During the arrest, the deputy located a blue pill bottle that contained two small plastic baggies that contained a substance believed to be crystal meth, a package of a Suboxone strip, a pill believed to be Suboxone, as well as another pill believed to be a Klonopin. In addition, the man admitted to smoking marijuana. Joshua Cox, 31, of Woodbine was arrested and charged with public intoxication – controlled substances, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana.

Both Karr and Cox were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.