A London man under house arrest was taken into custody early Sunday when police discovered a half-pound of crystal meth and more than $100,000 in the same room where the man’s 8-year-old son was asleep.
Dustin Higginbotham, 32, of Chippewa Lane was charged with first-degree drug trafficking and wanton endangerment. He already was under house arrest for drug possession, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office. He was being held at the Laurel County jail.
The child was released to Higginbotham’s parents, police said.
Police had obtained a search warrant based on a tip that Higginbotham had a large amount of drugs in his house. The investigation is open.