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February 8, 2013

Eight arrested after roundup

Seven nabbed for drugs; one for theft in Whitley

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WARRANTS OUT FOR EIGHT MORE

By John L. Ross, Staff Writer

While eight suspects were jailed during Thursday’s roundup in Whitley County, Sheriff Colan Harrell said he has warrants for eight more.

In an attempt to serve one of those warrants Thursday, deputies filled the driveway of the residence of Donald Hurst, 42, wanted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Deputies knocked, and knocked. They vocalized their presence. And although movement from inside the home could be heard, no one arrived at the door. Neighbors gathered outside and said that Hurst had left earlier.

Again deputies knocked loudly on the door, but received no answer.

“We don’t want to kick it down,” one deputy shouted, but still the door didn’t open.

Finally, with guns drawn, deputies stormed the residence.

Inside they found 46-year-old Opal Hurst, who told deputies she “was asleep.” She repeatedly asked “what is this all about?”

“You should have answered the door,” Harrell told her.

While at the residence, deputies arranged to seize a vehicle, reportedly used while trafficking drugs.

Harrell said he wants to get the word out about other wanted suspects, and said maybe some of those suspects will turn themselves in.

Suspects being sought by the WCSD and their charges are:

— Lovetta Bryant, 51, of Williamsburg, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Wendy Day, 33, of Williamsburg, theft by unlawful taking. According to Harrell, Day allegedly took money given to her to trade for illegal drugs, then never returned with the cash or the drugs.

— Tonya Estep, of Flat Lick, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Kentucky State Police were enlisted Thursday to help seek this suspect in Knox County.

— Matthew Johnson, 38, of Flat Lick, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Kentucky State Police troopers were enlisted Thursday to help seek this suspect in Knox County.

— Robert Leach, 43, of Gray, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Martin Price, 42, of Heidrick, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— David Vanderpool, 52, Williamsburg, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Harrell said Thursday more drug arrests are expected.

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