Commonwealth Journal

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April 12, 2009

Sheriff looking for drug offenders

Probe nets 31 indictments

An investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department into illegal narcotic activity has resulted in the indictment of 31 individuals on 61 charges.

As of press time, only one of the 31 individuals had been arrested. The sheriff’s department is seeking the help of the public to locate the remaining 30.

“As we strive to identify, investigate and arrest those persons who are involved in the illegal sale of drugs in our community, we encourage, commend and thank our citizens for their continued concern and support of our efforts in this area,” said Sheriff Todd Wood.

“Together, we have identified and arrested those persons who chose to be involved in this type of criminal activity. Through our cooperative efforts, we will continue to apprehend and prosecute these offenders.”

Larry Burdine, 46, of Eubank, was arrested Thursday on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance — first and second degree, and complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

Warrants have been issued for the following individuals:

• Clinton Anderson, 25, of Lancaster, Ky. Anderson is wanted on cocaine trafficking charges.

• Lennie D. Brush, 48, of Hacker Road, Somerset, Brush is wanted for manufacturing methamphet-amine, trafficking in a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence.

• Charles C. Back, 30, of Lakeview Drive, Somerset. Back is wanted on persistent felony offenses, and for trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Angela Casada, 45, James H. Casada, 48, and James D. Casada, 21, all of Aderholt Road, Bronston. The three are wanted on several drug trafficking charges.

• Manuel H. Correll, 37, of Cotter Avenue, Somerset. Correll is wanted for trafficking in a controlled substance.

• James Cameron, 49, of Colleen Drive, Burnside. Cameron is wanted for trafficking in marijuana and operating a vehicle on a suspended or revoked license.

• Ralph Dick Jr., 50, of North Vine Street, Somerset. Dick is wanted on several drug trafficking charges.

• Michael A. Dowdy, 32, of Ringgold Road, Somerset. Dowdy is wanted for being a persistent felony offender and for drug trafficking.

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