On August 11, 2019, Deputies Johnney Coomer, Skylar Thompson and Darin Marshall along with Austin City Police Officer Cody Newsome responded to an address in Austin for a suspicious vehicle.

Upon arrival, contact was made with two males. During the course of speaking with the males, they provided their names and other information to the deputies.

It was later learned that the information they provided was false.

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After concluding the investigation it led to the arrest of Lamont Porter, 26, of Louisville, Kentucky for False Informing, Operator Never Licensed, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and an out of county warrant.

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James Chandler, 46, of Louisville, Kentucky was also arrested for False Informing, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance and Trafficking with an Inmate.

During the course of this investigation over an ounce of methamphetamine was seized.


Sheriff Jerry Goodin wants to reiterate that bringing drugs into Scott County will absolutely not be tolerated and drug-related arrests will continue until the goal of a drug-free Scott County is achieved.