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August 29, 2013

15 charged in Whitley Co. roundup

Culmination of nine-month drug investigation

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

They came with warrants.

And 15 people in Whitley County got handed those warrants alleging several various drug-related charges.

The Kentucky State Police, Post 11 in London served those warrants Wednesday, the culmination of a nine-month investigation into illegal drug activity, according to Public Affairs Officer Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

He explained that some of those with warrants were already jailed in facilities in other counties for unrelated charges.

“Some of them turned themselves in, and some were arraigned,” Cochran said.

Those arrested and their charges are:

— Ronald L. Bennett, 58, of Corbin, was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime. He remains jailed in the Whitley County Detention Center under no bond.

— Jimmy Ray Canada, 36, of Williamsburg, was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He remains in the WCDC and also faces a charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Kathy Jo Fuentez, 55, of Powell, Tenn., was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime. She was arrested earlier this year in Whitley County and on those charges was released from WCDC under a bond that included ankle monitoring.

— Danny Fyffe, 49, of Williamsburg, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Penny J. Irvin, 51, of Williamsburg, was charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Tommy Lee Irvin Jr., 28, of Williamsburg, was charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He remains jailed in the WCDC under no bond.

— Tommy Irvin Sr., 52, of Williamsburg, was charged with five counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— James Lee, 37, of Williamsburg, was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Anita Lois McCune, 45, of Corbin, was charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime. She has been jailed in the WCDC since May 2, and remains there facing previous charges under a $7,500 surety bond with the agreement to go to a long-term rehabilitation center.

— Lloyd Daryl Siler, 58, of Williamsburg, was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He remains jailed in the WCDC.

— Gregory Waddell, 45, of Rockholds, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He remains jailed in the WCDC.

— Beverly Wilson, 28, of Williamsburg, was charged with one count of trafficking a simulated controlled substance, first offense, and engaging in organized crime.

— Dewey Wilson Jr., 36, of Williamsburg, was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime. He remains jailed in the WCDC and was booked there in March on unrelated charges.

— Dewey Wilson Sr., 59, of Williamsburg, was charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime. He remains jailed in the WCDC.

— Travis Wilson, 27, of Williamsburg, was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime. He was been jailed in the WCDC since April for unrelated charges that include second-degree burglary. For those charges he remains jailed under a $25,000 cash bond with an ankle monitoring bracelet.

KSP Detective Don Sivils leads the investigation and was assisted by officers with the Williamsburg Police Department and deputies with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

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