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Drug Trafficking Arrests In Winchester

Date of News Release: 12/20/2007

(Richmond, KY) - A one year investigation into drug trafficking in Winchester has culminated with the arrests of twenty-eight persons. This investigation was a cooperative effort between the Kentucky State Police Post 7, Winchester Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff's Office. At 5:00 a. m. this date forty-five officers began serving arrest warrants in the Winchester area. Those suspects that were arrested were transported to the Winchester Police Department where they were fingerprinted and photographed. All suspects were then lodged in the Clark County Detention Center. The investigation targeted thirty-three male and fifteen female suspects. This investigation began after law enforcement received numerous complaints from the citizens of Winchester, who were concerned about drug related crime and activity in their community. Local law enforcement officials through observation also gathered critical intelligence that aided in the arrest of these suspects. The Kentucky State Police encourage the public to report suspected illicit drug trafficking activity to authorities. Citizens may report this activity at 1-800-DOPETIP. All callers may remain anonymous. This investigation is ongoing. Below is a list of those suspects who have been arrested and charged.

Antonio Hooten, age 25 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Crack Cocaine)

Bruce Taylor, age 23 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Cocaine)

Jarrod Hilton, age 24 of Winchester - Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st (Cocaine) (3 counts)

Candance Hall, age 25 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Cocaine)

Christy Sparks, age 34 of Winchester - Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 2nd (Lortabs) (3 counts) Trafficking in A Controlled Substance 2nd (Tylenol Three's), Trafficking Within 1000 yards of a School (Valium)

Melissa Fryman, age 41 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Morphine)

Lois King, age 47 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (2 counts)

James Mullins, age 51 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Crack Cocaine)

George Mack, age 55 of Winchester, - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Crack Cocaine)

Jessica Segura, age 25 of Winchester -Trafficking Within 1000 yards of a School (Marijuana)

Mary Spencer, age 33 of Winchester - Trafficking In A controlled Substance 1st (Cocaine)

Jeffrey Caudill, age 44 of Winchester - Trafficking Within 1000 yards of a School (2 counts) (Marijuana)

Debra Miller, age 50 of Winchester -Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st (Oxycodone), Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 2nd (3 counts) (Hydrocodone)

William Stewart, age 27 of Winchester - Possession for Sale/Transfer Simulated Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine)

Roosevelt Brooks, age 49 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Crack Cocaine)

Marvin Cooper, age 48 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Crack Cocaine)

Mario Cahue, of Winchester - Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st (2 counts) (Crack Cocaine)

Mario Dalton, age 25 of Winchester - Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st (2 counts) (Crack Cocaine)

Deshauna Ray, age 24 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 2nd (Vicodin)

Melinda Dye, age 45 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 2nd (Lortabs)

Joshua Rogers, age 22 of Winchester - Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 2nd (Hydrocodone), Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 3rd (Klonopin)

Howard Noble, age 44 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (OxyContin)

Robert Combs, age 39 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 2nd (Lortabs)

Carolyn Giles, age 48 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 2nd (Hydrocodone)

Reginald Davis, age 45 of Winchester - Possession for Sale/Transfer of a Simulated Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine)

Charles Johnson, age 53 of Winchester - Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 2nd (Hydrocodone), Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st (2 counts) (Morphine)

Debbie Johnson, age 45 of Winchester - Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st (Morphine), Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 2nd (Hydrocodone)

James Mullins, age 46 of Winchester - Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st (Cocaine)

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