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June 6, 2008

Former deputy arrested in drug bust

By Samantha Swindler / Managing Editor

A former Barbourville Police officer and Knox County Sheriff’s deputy was among those arrested in a drug roundup Wednesday by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a release from the Bell County Sheriff’s Office, officers obtained arrest warrants for 24 suspected drug dealers, and had aprehended 17 of them during a roundup Wednesday.

Among those were 46-year-old Mike “Dutch” Goodin of Pineville, charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for the alleged sale of Oxycodone. His wife, 30-year-old Bethany D. Goodin, was also arrested and charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for the alleged sale of Alpazolam.

Goodin previously worked as an officer for the Pineville Police Department, later joining the Barbourville Police Department and lastly the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. An employee with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department said it had been at least three years since Goodin worked with the department, and he had been let go.

Bell County deputies are continuing their investigation into local drug activity. Anyone with a drug tip may call the Bell County Sheriff’s office at 606-337-3102 or via e-mail at tips@bellcountysheriff.org

Others arrested Wednesday include:

• Tenna Cloud, 50, Pineville, trafficking controlled substance first-degree (Oxycodone)

• Kathy Slone, 45, Pineville, trafficking controlled substance first-degree (Percocet)

• Markus Jones, 40, Pineville, trafficking in a legend drug

• Regina Vandaele, 35, Pineville, aka Jena Jones, trafficking in a legend drug

• Jonathan Lefevers, 27, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance first-degree (Oxycodone) (two counts)

• Joseph Letendre, 32, Pineville, trafficking controlled substance within 1,000 yards of school.

• Tammy Warren, 49, Pineville, trafficking controlled substance first-degree

• Doug Warren, 49, Pineville, trafficking controlled substance first-degree

• Richard Allen, 22, Blackmont, trafficking controlled substance first-degree (Oxycodone) (two counts)

• Donovan Washington, 32, Middlesboro, trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school (two counts)

• Tiffany Murrell, 20, Middlesboro, trafficking a controlled substance second-degree (Hydrocodone), trafficking a controlled substance third-degree (Hydrocodone)

• Morgan Niday, 22, Wallins Creek, trafficking a controlled substance first-degree (Oxycodone), txecuted bench warrant Bell District Court

• John Wilson, aka John Partin, trafficking controlled substance second-degree (Hydrocodone)

• John Rutherford, 49, Middlesboro, trafficking in marijuana less 8 ounces (two counts)

• Genia Mason, 35, Arjay, Trafficking controlled substance second-degree (hydrocodone), trafficking controlled substance first-degree (Oxycodone)

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