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Cumberland County Drug Roundup

Date of News Release: 03/23/07

(Columbia, KY) - On March 23, 2007 at approximately 0600 hours, troopers from the Columbia State Police Post conducted a drug roundup that led to the arrest of 17 individuals in Burkesville, Kentucky.

This roundup is the result of a year long investigation by Detective Scott Hammond and Detective Russell Decker. All suspects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Officers from the Burkesville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Commonwealth Detectives from Monroe & Cumberland Counties and Probation & Parole officers assisted in the roundup. The following individuals were arrested.

Name S/R Age County Charges
Ella Alexander F/B 57 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school

Donna Allen F/W 51 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school

Joseph Allen M/W 31 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 1st degree and persistent felony offender 2nd degree

Oscar Anders M/B 76 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school, persisent felony offender 2nd 3 counts and trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree 2 counts

April Branham F/W 22 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree

Oscar Flowers M/B 59 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree

Scott Gadberry M/W 33 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree

Angela Guerra F/W 34 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree and trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school

Carrie Johnson F/W 27 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school

Erin Melton F/W 24 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree 2 counts and trafficking controlled substance 1st degree

Michael Neathery M/W 42 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 1st degree 2 counts

Jerrod Norris M/B 20 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree

Barbara Parrish F/W 43 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree and trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school

Evelyn Schof F/W 43 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school

Amelia Smith F/W 56 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 1st degree and trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree 2 counts

Brandi Thompson F/W 24 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree and trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school 2 counts

Christy Wilburn F/W 27 Cumberland Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree 4 counts

This investigation is an ongoing effort by State and local Law Enforcement agencies to combat Illegal Drug trafficking in Cumberland Co and future arrest will follow. Anyone with any drug information can contact the Columbia State Police Post at 270-384-4796.

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