Commonwealth Journal

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October 17, 2010

Drug probe nets 70 indictments

Sheriff requests help identifying, apprehending suspects

Somerset — A massive total of 70 indictments have been handed down as the result of an undercover drug trade investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The indictments involve a total of 111 illegal drug-related charges against the scores of individuals who are now being sought by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in connection with these offenses. Sheriff Todd Wood is asking for the public’s help in identifying and apprehending these suspects.

Wood noted that this particular set of indictments stems from about six months worth of gathering intelligence and investigation on the part of detectives and deputies, but that even more cases are being prepared for indictment in the next few months.

“Detection of illegal drug trafficking activity in our community is a non-stop effort on our part,” said Wood.

Wood noted that this was “certainly a large batch” of indictments, but stopped short of saying unusually large.

“The number that we have indicted shows a continual effort on our part to combat drug trafficking, but we will continue to do so,” said Wood. “Unfortunately, people in our community or traveling through our community choose to participate in this kind of activity. As long as that continues, these numbers will be there, and we will continue to bring them to justice.”

The individuals being sought on Pulaski Circuit Court warrant on indictment are:

• Joseph Andrews, 29, Knosp Street, Somerset, wanted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a first offense, and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a first offense;

• Charles W. Baublit, 61, Rhonder Drive, Science Hill, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a first offense; trafficking in marijuana (8 ounces to less than five pounds); and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), a first offense;

• Charles E. Becklehimer Jr., 21, Lakeshore Drive, Burnside, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone), a first offense;

• Wanda K. Belger, 50, Richland Drive, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Methadone), a first offense;

• Gary Bell, 43, Add Floyd Road, Somerset, on charges of enhancement of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree enhancement of trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), a first offense;

• Paul D. Bell, 44, Add Floyd Road, Somerset, on charges of enhancement of manufacturing methamphetamine, a first offense, and two counts her first-degree enhancement of trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first offense.

• Dennis C. Bradshaw, 49, of Barnett Street, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree complicity in trafficking in a controlled substance (Hydrocodone), a first offense;

• Kimberly R. Branscum, 29, Ky. 790, Burnside, on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia; and public intoxication on a controlled substance;

• Shawn K. Burdine, 24, Mark Shopville Road, Somerset, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a first offense; tampering with physical evidence; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a first offense;

• Calvin W. Carrender, 41, Katie’s Way, Somerset, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, a first offense;

• Maria Catron, 48, Murphy Avenue, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Codeine), first offense;

• Robert L. Colyer, 32, McKee Circle, Somerset, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense; and tampering with physical evidence;

• Shannon G. Colyer, 28, Murphy Avenue, Somerset, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

 • Calvin F. Corrigall Jr., 26, Gatewood Drive, Burnside on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (morphine);

• Amy Crabtree, 24, North Maple Street, Somerset on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), a first offense;

• Dorothy Curtis, 38, North Maple Street, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), first offense;

• Tyler A. Daulton, 21, Roberts Port Road, Nancy, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (Oxycodone), a first offense, and cultivation of marijuana (under five plants), first offense;

• Arlene T. Davenport, 48, College Street, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone), first offense;

• Robert M. Davis, 50, Rhonder Road, Science Hill, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; trafficking in marijuana, eight ounces to under five pounds, first offense; and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• Lewis D. Dalton, 56, North Deerfield Court, Somerset, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and tampering with physical evidence;

• Lucas J. Decker, 22, West Ky. 92, Monticello, on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (Methadone), first offense, and public intoxication on a controlled substance;

• Samantha J. Dick, 24, Oak Dale Village, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree complicity in trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense;

• Robin Dykes, 34, Add Floyd Road, Somerset, on charges of enhancement of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree enhancement of trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), a first offense;

• Larry E. Ellison, 25, Poplar Estates, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Buprenorphine), a first offense;

• Travis L. Evans, 51, Morrow Cemetery Road, Bronston, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense;

• Joe M. Franks, Jr., 28, Woodland Trail, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone);

• Michael D. Fischer, 31, Bourne Avenue, Somerset, on charges of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and having no or expire registration plates;

• Agustus J. Gatio, 22, View Point Drive, Somerset, on charges of enhancement of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree enhancement of possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• James E. Gleason, 25, David Lane, Burnside, on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone), first offense; first-degree promoting contraband; and theft by unlawful taking;

• Ronnie E. Glover, 45, Westway Apartments, Somerset, on charges of second-degree complicity in trafficking in a controlled substance (Hydrocodone), and first-degree being a persistent felony offense;

• Preston Gibson, 49, Antioch Chruch Road, Burnside, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• James W. Hardwick, 22, Denton Phelps Road, Somerset, on charges if manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• William M. Helton, 46, Dry Branch Road, Somerset, on charges of enhancement of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree enhancement of possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• Pamela S. Herrin, 52, Economy Inn, Somerset, on the charge of complicity of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Melissa L. Hogue, 37, of Buncombe Church Road, Eubank, on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (Oxycodone), first offense;

• Chelsea Holder, 54, 590 P.L. Colyer Road, Somerset, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine,, first offense, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• John W. Huffman, 27, Rose Road, Somerset, on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), firs offense; operating a motor vehicle under the influence; and third-degree terroristic threatening;

• Elizabeth Maddox, 23, North Stonegate Drive, Burnside, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Merrill B. Martin, 26, of Add Floyd Road, Somerset, on charges of enhancement of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree enhancement of trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• Joseph S. Meeks, 22, Stoneybrook Apartments, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (morphine), first offense;

• Jason E. Murphy, 31, Old Salts Road, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (morphine), first offense;

• Benjamin J. Nevels, 31, Ky. 90, Bronston, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense; use or possession of drug paraphernalia; and having one functioning headlight;

• Eric Nicholas, 39, Pond Meadow Drive, Somerset, on charges of two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, and reckless driving;

• James J. Odom, 50, Ky. 1003, Somerset, on charges of two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Roseann Koontz, 54, Sleepy Hollow Circle, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Codeine), first offense;

• Carrie M Phelps, 22, Shopville Road, Somerset, on the charge of complicity in manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Robert J. Phelps, 29, Oak Dale Village, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Hydrocodone), first offense;

• Shane W. Reynolds, 23, West Ky. 80, Somerset, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine first offense;

• Brian K. Romero, 39, Ky. 192, Somerset, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Samantha L. Riley, 29, Hail Knob Road, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Buprenorphine), first offense;

• Michael Shelton, 37, Cordell Drive, Burnside, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Jesse Turner, 35, Griffin Avenue, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense;

• Berlin Smith, 43, Rattlesnake Road, Somerset, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a first offense, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• Melody L. Smith, 51, Barnett Street, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a first offense;

• Jason Lloyd Sparks, 30, Slate Branch Spur, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• Jonah Lee Stacy, 45, Sunset Trailer Park, Somerset on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a first offense;

• Michael Jay Stamper, 44, Pumphouse Road, Somerset, on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense

• Anthony T. Stephens, 36, Surber Road, Somerset on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense;

• Duwayne Troxtell, 52, E. Langdon Street, Science Hill, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Joshua A. Vaught, 29, Barnesburg Road, Somerset, on the charges of first-degree promoting contraband and public intoxication on a controlled substance;

• Maura Lynn Wallen, 20, Gatewood Drive, Burnside, on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a first offense;

• Ronald Wayne Wesley, 38, North Ky. 1247, Science Hill, on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), a first offense;

• Ray Wilburn Wheet Jr., 45, Loop no. 5, Burnside, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense; first-degree fleeing or evading police, and having no or expired registration plates;

• Rhonda Williamson, 33, Jacksboro Road, Bronston, on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a first offense, and first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, a first offense;

• Jayme M. Witherspoon, 30, South Main Street, Somerset, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, a first offense;

• Patrick A. Witherspoon, 26, Monticello Street, Somerset, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• James L. Wolsey, 33, Prather Road, Somerset, on the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; and not having one’s rear license illuminated;

• Carl Wayne Woodall, 45, Ky. 192, Somerset, on the charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense;

• Joseph John Young, 39, Somerset, on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense;

• James Bradley Townsend, 41, has received a sentence of four year in prison on the charges of tampering with physical evidence and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first offense.

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