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December 2, 2013

22 arrested in roundup

Three month investigation leads to arrests

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

“Operation Drug Thanksgiving” yielded a cornucopia of arrests on mostly drug-related charges.

The roundup was conducted Monday through Wednesday by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

A team of sheriff’s deputies were armed with arrest warrants based on three months of undercover investigations.

Arrested were 22 suspects. Each suspect was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

—Roger Vaughn, 55, of East Bernstadt was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense.

—Curtis Vaughn, 57, of Pittsburg was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (opiates), first offense.

—Freddie C. Vaughn, 64, of EAst Bernstadt was charged with failure to appear in court on second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense.

—Billy C. Hurley Jr., 49, of East Bernstadt was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second offense.

—Michael R. wood, 36, of East Bernstadt was charged with a warrant of arrest for receiving stolen property.

—David Honeycutt, 53, of London was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (opiates), first offense.

—Cindy Gibson, 39, of East Bernstadt was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (schedule three drug), first offense.

—Mabel Mounts, 35, of London was charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (opiates), first offense and first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (meth), first offense.

—Travis Creech, 29, of London was charged with felony parole violation in regard to a first conviction of manufacturing meth.

—Ricky Reeves, 50, of Corbin was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense.

—Arville Thomas, Jr, 43, of East Bernstadt was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second offense.

—Bryan Cornett, 35, of London was charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense.

—Jimmy Martin, 34, of London was charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense and persistent felony offender I regarding a previous conviction of trafficking in a controlled substance.

—Jonnah Bowling, 41, of London was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone), first offense.

—Jensa Ridings, 32, of Keavy was charged with a Laurel County bench warrant regarding public intoxication-controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Josie Vaughn, 28, of London was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second offense.

—Dennis W. Johnson II, 35, of East Bernstadt was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a defaced firearm.

—Jonathon D. Day, 25, of London was charged with a bench warrant for non-support.

—Jamie P. Gilbert, 31, of East Bernstadt was charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, first offense, and resisting arrest.

—Whitney T. Nantz, 27, of East Laurel Road was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Patricia Smith, 49, of London was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

—Clint Smith, 23, of London was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

In addition to the above arrests, further investigation lead to the interception of one ounce of crystal meth with a street value of $4,000 as well as $2,000 in cash Tuesday. The investigation continues.

Assisting Detective Jason Back and Deputy James Sizemore were Root, Capt. Rodney Van Zant, Lt. Chuck Johnson, Sgt. E.R. Rudder, and Sgt. Phil Barnard.

 

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