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Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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20 Drug Dealer Sought In Spencer Shelby Counties Roundup

Date of News Release: 10/27/2008

(Frankfort, Ky) - On Monday, October 27, 2008 at 6:00 AM Kentucky State Police, Taylorsville Police Department, and Spencer Co. Sheriff's Office gathered at the Taylorsville PD to execute 28 Kentucky State Police arrest warrants on 20 individuals.

This initiative called Fall Harvest started in July 2007 in the Post 12 area. These arrests are the result of undercover drug buys involving the trafficking in marijuana, cocaine and prescription pills. Most of the arrests involved suspects sold prescription pills, which included lortab, morphine, oxycontin, xanax and hydrocodone.

Post 12 Commander Captain Mike Crawford commented "With today's arrests the Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement have reiterated our commitment to the hard working citizens of the Commonwealth that we are serious about keeping drugs out of the hands of our children and will continue our relentless efforts to rid our neighborhoods of drug dealers."

The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to our anonymous drug tip-line at 1-800-DOPETIP

SPENCER COUNTY ARREST
The following were arrested and lodged in the Shelby County Jail:
Name/Address Charge(s) Counts
Todd Mettling, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking in a Control Substance 1st,
(Prescription Medication)
(2 counts)
Connie Farris, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking In a Control Substance 2nd
(Prescription Medication)
(1 Count)
Blanton Smith, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking In a Control Substance 2nd
(Prescription Medication)
(1 Count)
Terry Farris, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking In a Control Substance 2nd
(Prescription Medication)
(1 Count)
Michael White, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking In a Control Substance 2nd
(Prescription Medication)
(1 Count)
Jesse Jewell, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking In a Control Substance 2nd
(Prescription Medication)
(1 Count)
Timothy Hardin, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking within 1000 Yards of a School
(Marijuana)
(1 counts)
Shawn Huizar, Taylorsville, KY. Trafficking in a Control Substance 1st,
(Prescription Medication)
(1 count)
Michelle Monday, Taylorsville, KY Trafficking in a Control Substance 2nd,
(Prescription Medication)
(3 counts)
Lannie Gibson, Taylorsville, KY Trafficking within 1000 Yards of a School
(Marijuana)
(2 counts)
Christopher Stewart, Taylorsville, KY Trafficking in a Control Substance 2nd
(Prescription Medication)
(2 counts)
Herman Greg Porter, Taylorsville, KY Trafficking within 1000 Yards of a School
(Marijuana)
(2 counts)
Michael Welch, Taylorsville, KY (Fugitive from Justice) Jefferson County
(Located drug during round up)
 
Lisa King, Taylorsville, KY. (Located during drug round up)Possession of Controlled Substance 1st
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st
(1 count)
(1 count)
TOTALS-14 people, 21 charges

All individual wanted in Spencer County were arrested today. KSP continue looking for suspects in Shelby and Jefferson Counties. More arrest are pending.

Trafficking in a Control Substance 1st, is a Class C Felony, 5-10 years

Trafficking in a Control Substance 2nd, is a Class D Felony, 1-5 years

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