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Post 10 Drug Round Up

Date of News Release: 12/03/2008

(Haraln, KY) - On 12/03/2008 at 05:00 a.m., Troopers and Detectives from the Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan conducted a round up of multiple drug dealers in the Harlan County area. This stemmed from a year long investigation conducted by Detective Keith Saylor of Post 10, using confidential informants to make the drug buys and then obtaining warrants for the drug dealers arrests.

The subjects arrested were:

  • Roger L. Banks, age 28 of Cumberland, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • Johnny Skidmore, age 32 of Wallins, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree and Trafficking Controlled Substance with in 1000 yards of School.
  • Jacob E. Burgan, age 28 of Closplint, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Jason Curry, age 30 of Evarts, KY was charged with 2 counts of Trafficking Controlled Substance with in 1000 yards of School.
  • Matthew Shoemaker, age 21 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance with in 1000 yards of School and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree.
  • Ladella Blevins, age 38 of Closplint, KY was charged with Trafficking Marijuana less than 8 oz.
  • Wendell L. Griffith, age 58 of Closplint, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree. Trafficking Controlled Substance with in 1000 yards of School.
  • Tamara L. Boggs, age 22 of Lejunior, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • David Coker, age 44 of Evarts, KY was charged with 2 counts of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • William T. Cottrell, age 29 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Bobby Freeman, age 48 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • Johnny Anderson, age 45 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • Kenneth Marlow, age 25 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Bryan C. Robbins, age 30 of Lejunior, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • Cletus Robbins Jr., age 53 of Lejunior, KY was charged with 2 counts Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree, Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Russell J. Burgan, age 31 of Evarts, KY was charged with 3 counts of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • Frederick K. Kelly, age 28 of Cumberland, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance with in 1000 yards of School.
  • Billy W. Wynn, age 28 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • Robert E. Curry, age 38 of Kenvir, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.
  • Mary Beth Huff, age 32 of Baxter, KY was charged with 2 counts Trafficking Controlled Substance with in 1000 yards of School, Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Fallon J. Farley, age 21 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance with in 1000 yards of School, Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree, Complicity Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree and Possess/Manufacture or Distribute Counterfeit Substance.
  • Eva G. Lawson, age 65 of Wallins, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 3rd degree.
  • Fatima L. Barker, age 25 of Closplint, KY was charged with Trafficking Marijuana Less than 8 oz.
  • Helen C. Jordan, age 64 of Closplint, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree, 3 counts Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Barbara E. Blevins, age 41 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree and Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree.
  • Joseph A. Bennett, age 22 of Evarts, KY was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree.

Other arrests are pending at this time for subjects that were not located during the round up. Assisting with the round-up were units with the Harlan County Sheriffs Office. 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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