CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report
Eight arrested in drug roundup
Eight people were arrested during a drug roundup Tuesday in Knox County, according to Sheriff John Pickard.
The arrests followed months of investigation by Chief Deputy Derek Eubanks and resulted in 14 arrest warrants being issued. Ten warrants were from the Gray and Corbin area and four were from the Barbourville, Flat Lick and Stinking Creek areas.
The investigation involved controlled buys of marijuana and prescription drugs including oxycodone, Endocet, hydrocodone and Xanax.
Those arrested and jailed in the Knox County Detention Center were:
—Donna K. North, 42, of Flat Lick, first- and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
—Mike Woolum, 48, of Barbourville, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces).
—Wendell Smith, 54, Stinking Creek, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
—Albert Mills Jr., 44, of Corbin, first- and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
—Gary Terrell, 41, of Corbin, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
—Martha Karr, 63, of Corbin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
—Keith Fritz, 24, of Corbin, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
—James Eads, 27, of Gray, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
Corbin man charged after crash
A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday after it was determined he was drunk when he crashed his SUV along U.S. 25E Tuesday.
The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. as Johnny M. Lunsford, 53, drove a 1998 Toyota SUV west on the highway. He ran off the road near the highway’s intersection with American Greeting Road, then struck a guardrail and traveled down an embankment.
Lunsford was taken to St. Joseph London hospital for treatment of possible minor injuries. When he was released from the hospital later that day, he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (second offense), operating on a suspended license, having an open container of alcoholic beverages in the vehicle and no insurance. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Deputy James Sizemore investigated. Assisting at the scene were Deputy Gilbert Acciardo and West Knox Volunteer Fire Department.