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32 Arrested in KSP Drug Round-up in Laurel and Whitley Counties

Date of News Release: 01/16/2009

(London, KY) - On Friday January 16, 2009 the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London served several arrest warrants on subjects in both Laurel and Whitley counties.

The warrants were issued as a result of a nine-month investigation into illegal drug activity in both counties.

Arrested were:

  1. Melinda L. Grubb, 33, of Corbin, charged with one count Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree and two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  2. Freddie Jones, 61, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  3. Rocky L. Johnson, 27, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  4. Tommy E. Walker, 36, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  5. Dustin L. Warren, 28, of Corbin, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree and two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  6. Jennifer Burke, 32, of Corbin, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County and two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Whitley County.
  7. Roy E. Blevins, 31, of Corbin, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County and one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Whitley County.
  8. Judy P. Wilder, 55, of Keavy, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  9. Donnie M. Messer, 52, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  10. Sam C. Gilbert, 72, of Corbin, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County and one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.
  11. Henry Scalf, 41, of Corbin, charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County and one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.
  12. Russell R. Hacker, 37, of Corbin, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  13. Robert W. Reed, 47, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  14. Shana B. Lowe, 33, of Trosper (in Knox County), charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  15. Kathy Helton, 54, of Corbin, charged with one count Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree and two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  16. David Petty, 28, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  17. Steve Helton, 32, of Woodbine, charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Whitley County.
  18. Julie Helton, 26, of Woodbine, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Whitley County.
  19. Jesse L. Baker, 29, of Woodbine, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree and on count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.
  20. Edith L. Petty, 31, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  21. Sherry Kilburn, 51, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  22. Steven M. Lewis, 21, of London, charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  23. Floyd C. Sizemore, 31, of Corbin, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  24. Matthew D. Fore, 30, of Corbin, charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  25. Lois A. Maxwell, 36, of Corbin, charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Laurel County.
  26. Charles D. Warren, 32, of Corbin, charged with one count Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree and two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Laurel County.
  27. Tommy Thompson, 29, of Corbin, charged with one count Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree and two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.
  28. Justin Lambdin, 23, of Rockhold, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1ST Degree in Whitley County.
  29. Brian C. Carroll, 22, of Corbin, charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.
  30. Robin Hill, 50, of Corbin, charged with one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.
  31. James O. Harp Jr., 50, of Woodbine, charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.
  32. Patricia Potter, 43, of Woodbine, charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2ND Degree in Whitley County.

Additional arrests are expected.

KSP Post 11-London Detective David Lassitter and Senior Trooper Don Sivils are the lead investigators and were assisted in Friday's arrests by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Corbin Police Department, the Williamsburg Police Department, the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, Laurel County Constable Denver Mays and Laurel County Constable Lonnie Abrams.

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