By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
Five Barbourville residents landed behind bars Thursday after a drug roundup in the city.
Barbourville Police Detective Steve Owens said that beginning early in the morning Thursday, officers headed out to locate and arrest the five suspects.
“The charges are a result of an extended, localized drug investigation,” Owens explained. “(The investigation was) conducted as a result of citizen complaints and information gathered as a result of drug activities (in) the city.”
Owens added that Detective Brian Senters concluded the long-term investigation, which he said spanned several months and involved several different methods to gather evidence, including surveillance operations, controlled buys and criminal activity complaints.
Owens said more arrests are expected as the investigation continues.
Those arrested and their charges include:
— Brian Penn, 45, faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. According to JailTracker records, this is his second or greater offense with this charge. He remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $25,000 surety to individual bond.
— George Jackson, 46, faces charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. He remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $25,000 surety to individual bond.
— Katrina Jenkins, 44, faces charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. She remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $25,000 surety bond.
— Jack Ledford, 75, faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.
— Tina Barrett, AKA Anna Martina Baker, AKA Anna M. Barrett, 44, faces charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. She remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $25,000 surety bond.
Assisting Senters in both the investigation and arrest were Chief Mike Broughton, assistant chiefs James Gray and Bill Swafford, and patrolmen Robert Brown and Josh Lawson.
More arrests expected as investigation continues
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
- Local News
B’ville City Council faces lawsuit
There’s a new wrinkle in the situation brewing in the city of Barbourville — and this one involves a lawsuit.
General Dynamics lays off 93 in Corbin
For some employees at General Dynamics’ Corbin facility on the Cumberland Gap Parkway last Friday, the start of their weekend didn’t go well at all.
Cannon man a no-show for court
A Cannon man facing four decades in prison was slated for a sentencing hearing Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.
Barbourville mayor sues city council
By John Ross
An attorney retained by Barbourville Mayor David Thompson filed a lawsuit against all six members of the Barbourville City Council.
New manager named at state park
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will welcome its new park manager, Roy Johnson, Sunday.
Trial date set for accused Knox County escapee
A trial date has been set for a man captured by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department after an alleged escape in January.
Crash slows I-75 traffic
Moving to Florida got off to a rocky start Friday morning for a Cynthiana couple.
Trial date, bond set for Whitley athletic director
A trial date was set Friday in the assault and sexual offense case against Whitley County Athletic Director Michael Campbell in Baltimore City District Court in Maryland, according to his attorney, Paul Croley.
Barbourville man pleads guilty to sex charges
A Barbourville man indicted more than two years ago on a 56-count indictment charging him with a host of sex crimes allegedly committed in the 1980s has avoided a trial, which was slated for Wednesday.
It is time to ‘Spring Forward,’ folks
Unlike New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, it’s highly unlikely there will be any parties when Daylight Saving Time officially begins this Sunday at 2 a.m.
- More Local News Headlines
- B’ville City Council faces lawsuit