The Bowling Green Police Department has made a drug arrest and seizure of a large amount of pills.
On December 4th, 2014, officers were attempting to locate a person in the Greenwood area who was wanted. While following leads, officers spoke to employees of the Microtel Inn on Mel Browning Street and asked about suspicious activity in a hotel room. Officers made contact with Laura R. Woods, 29, Bowling Green, in room 227, where pills could be seen in plain view. Officer obtained a search warrant and located thousands of pills, over 7 ounces of methamphetamine and a large quantity of money.
Woods has been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (less or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine) and Trafficking in a Controlled substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (greater than 10 dosage units of an unspecified drug).
Officers are sorting, identifying and counting the pills while detectives are attempting to locate other suspects. The investigation continues and the Bowling Green Police Department expects additional charges to be filed. The original wanted person has not been located and is not associated with this case.
Woods was arrested for similar offenses earlier this year when the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department responded to her residence on Chalybeate School Road. On June 4th, Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle, Brownsville Police Chief Ricky Sanders and BPD Officer Garth Avery arrived in response to a domestic abuse call when Doyle noticed a large plastic bag of pills. Woods had already left the residence. Police then obtained a search warrant and discovered more pills, (some stored in a child's room) marijuana, syringes, liquid morphine, and a large assortment of survival equipment and firearms. Arrest warrants were issued and Woods was taken custody in Warren County soon after. She was out on bond from the prior offense when Bowling Green Police made the new arrest yesterday.