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June 30, 2011

13 arrested in Whitley County drug roundup

Police seek seven more suspects in connection

CORBIN — By Sharae Myers / Staff Writer

Thirteen people were arrested on drug charges in an early morning roundup Wednesday in Whitley County.

 As of late Wednesday, police were still seeking seven more people in connection with the roundup, which was led by the Williamsburg Police Department along with Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. They were assisted by Kentucky State Police and the Jellico Police Department.

The Whitley and Williamsburg police have been conducting the investigation since January using informants to make controlled drug buys of prescription pain killers.  

All suspects were jailed in the Whitley County Detention center following their arrest. According to police and jail records, the following people were arrested:

Ronald Lee Ball, 38, of Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, prescription controlled substance not in original container and selling controlled substance to a minor.

Lois Jean Vanover, 35, of Williamsburg, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (amphetamine), prescription controlled substance not in original container and  possession of drug paraphernalia.

Connie M. Reeves, 44, of Jellico, Tenn, first-degree trafficking  in a controlled substance.

Christy Stephens, 29, of Williamsburg, trafficking in marijuana.

Scott A. Jones, 32, of Williamsburg, second- degree trafficking in a controlled substance, failure to comply with sex offender registration and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Johnny L. Hubbard,40, of Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Raymond D. Douglas, 43, of Williamsburg, trafficking in marijuana.

Roger D. Keith, 44, of Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Jeffery L. Combs, 45, of Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

David L. Centers, 44, of Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

John F. Kanter, 26, of Williamsburg, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Ralph D. Rains, 49, of Williamsburg, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Anita J. Troutman, 42, of Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

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