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May 12, 2014

32 nabbed in roundup

Part of ‘Operation Spring Cleaning’

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Thirty-two individuals were arrested during “Operation Spring Cleaning” early Thursday morning, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Root said in a press release that while citizens in Laurel County are conducting spring cleaning around their homes, Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a spring cleaning of the drug dealers in Laurel County.

Four teams of deputies came with warrants obtained through a three-month long undercover investigation conducted by detectives James Sizemore and Jason Back. The suspects were charged with a variety of illegal drug trafficking and drug possession offenses. All subjects were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Those arrested were:

–Amy Lee Cromer, 32, of London, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Lowell Scott Floyd, 43, of London, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense, trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Cage Doan, 21, of East Bernstadt, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–William Ray Howard, 40, of East Bernstadt, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Dora Stuntebeck, 48, of Corbin, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense, conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Ricky Allen Moore, 52, of Lily, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Barbara Maggard, 52, of East Bernstadt, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Dennis Walter Johnson II, 36, of East Bernstadt, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Dennis Walter Johnson, 57, of East Bernstadt, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Julia Lawson, 41, of Corbin, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense, conspiracy to traffic in control substances–first offense, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–James  Causey, 56, of East Bernstadt, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Clarence Joey Lawson, 43, of Corbin, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense, first-degree conspiracy to traffic in control substances, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Richard Jeffery Rice, 56, of East Bernstadt, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Timothy Anders, 54, of East Bernstadt, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Kenneth Maggard, 30, of East Bernstadt, was charged with tampering with physical evidence.

–Charles Richard Wilbanks, 55, of London, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Jimmy Lee Dees, 26, of East Bernstadt, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

–Jeffrey Graves, 44, of Corbin, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Edward Guthrie, 69, of London, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Roger Gregory Payne, 60, of Corbin, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense.

–Terry Wayne Bruner, 38, of London, was charged with possession of marijuana.

–Beverly Kay Gross,  49, of London, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–Luke Roark, 18, of Corbin, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense.

–Billy Henson, 50, of Corbin, was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

–James Jones, 53, of London, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense and first-degree persistent felony offender.

–Brian Abner, 34, of East Bernstadt, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense and two charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.

Four individuals were arrested and charged on an unrelated drug complaint received by the Sheriff’s office while the drug roundup was being conducted. The arrests were made by Root, Lt. Chuck Johnson, and detectives Sizemore and Josh Scott.

These individuals were:

–Jimmy Barrett, 36, of London, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense. Barrett was in possession of 7.2g of crystal methamphetamine and a set of digital scales.

–Amber Smith, 21, of Lily, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was found in possession of two used needles, a cut straw with powder residue, and a glass pipe used to smoke narcotics.

–Melody Gilbert, 35, of London, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance–first offense, methamphetamine. Gilbert was in possession of a quantity of crystal methamphetamine.

–Samuel Jones, 44, of East Bernstadt, was charged with prescription controlled substances not improper container–first offense.

Two people were also arrested on two outstanding warrants of arrest:

–Larisa Gordon, 25, of Williamsburg, was charged with two Laurel County bench warrants of arrest for failure to appear in court.

–Laura Mae Napier, 49, of East Bernstadt, was charged with a Laurel County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court.

Assisting in the arrests were a Laurel Sheriff’s Office Special Response Unit led by Captain Rodney Van Zant, the Kentucky State Police, London City Police, UNITE Officers, the London Office of the D.E.A., London Office of the U.S. Marshal Service, and London Office of the FBI.

Investigations into illegal drug activities in Laurel County will continue.

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