TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Drug Arrest in Clay County
Date of News Release: 03/08/2007
(LONDON, KY) - On March 07, 2007 Trooper Chuck Johnson of the Kentucky State Police Post 11, acting on independent information, obtained a search warrant for a residence at 1882 Curry Branch Road, in Clay County. Trooper Johnson, along with Trooper Nick Metcalf, Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson, Deputies from the Clay County Sheriff´s Office and Sergeant Brian Jackson of the KVE executed the search warrant and discovered a large quantity of Cocaine, paraphernalia used in the distribution of illegal drugs, cash and a firearm. Trooper Johnson arrested Henry Shell, 33 of Manchester on the charges of Trafficking in a control substance 1st degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense and Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Trooper Johnson also charged Rhonda G. Gray, 37 of Manchester on the charges of Trafficking in a control substance 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense. Both Shell and Gray were lodged in the Clay County Detention Center. Trooper Johnson continues the investigation.