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Nine People Arrested in Edmonson County

Date of News Release: 07/17/2010

(Edmonson County, Ky.) -- On Saturday July 17, 2010 a search warrant was executed at 8001 Segal Road in Brownsville. At the conclusion of the search 63 people were cited and 9 people were arrested. A majority of the charges were Cruelty to Animals 2nd, Promoting Gambling, Possession of Gambling Records, Permitting Gambling and Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon. $35,000 in U S Currency, several firearms, and a marijuana growing operation was seized.

The following were arrested:

Ernesto Cruzat Chicago, IL was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals 2nd and Promoting Gambling 1st.
Charlie Childress Morgantown, Ky was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals 2nd and Promoting Gambling 1st.
Jack D. Sawyer Nashville, Tn. was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals 2nd, Promoting Gambling 1st, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Roger C Royston Dunnville, Ky was arrested and charged with Possession of Gambling Records.
Jeffery L. Copas Woodburn, Ky was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals 2nd and Promoting Gambling 1st.
James F. Martin Brownsville, Ky was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals 2nd, Promoting Gambling 1st, Permitting Gambling, and Possession of Gambling Records.
Frank A. Martin Brownsville, Ky was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals 2nd and Promoting Gambling 1st.
Thomas R. Butler Loretto, Ky Cruelty to Animals 2nd and Conspiracy to Promote Gambling.
Jose Gamboa Palantine, IL was arrested and charged with Promoting Gambling 1st.

To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPETIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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