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KSP Post 9 Targets Street Level Drug Traffickers
in Magoffin County

(Magoffin County, KY) -  In coordination with KSP Drug Enforcement East, KSP HIDTA, KSP K-9 Units, the Kentucky State Police Post at Pikeville concluded an eighteen month investigation by conducting a Drug Roundup of street level drug traffickers in Magoffin County.

Post 09 set out early this morning attempting to locate 31 suspects. We were able to find 15 of the suspects charging them with numerous drug related offenses ranging from Possession of Marijuana to Trafficking in Controlled Substances.

Most of the drug related offenses involved the drug OxyContin. During the roundup, five additional suspects were arrested and several other charges filed based on drugs and paraphernalia located on the subjects at the time of arrest.

The KSP also executed a search warrant where illicit drugs and monies were seized. We were assisted in the execution of the warrants by the Salyersville Police Department and the Magoffin County Sheriffs Office.

The following is a list of the Magoffin County suspects arrested during the roundup:

Billie Jean Francis
Neil Gipson
Maylene "Patty" Gipson
Cory D. Salyer
Michael Lykins
Israel Moore
Tiffany Slusher
Troy "Trixie" Minix
Susan G. Allen
Alvin Ratliff Sr
Joann Ratliff
Alvin Ratliff Jr
Doyle Patrick
Kristi Risner
Tim Allen
Heath E Hutchinson
Paul Chaffins
Patricia Chaffins
One juvenile

The investigation continues and further arrests are pending. The Kentucky State Police will continue to enforce and investigate all drug related offenses and welcome all information we receive from our concerned citizens.

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