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Drug Ring Bust Knox County

Date of News Release: 02/10/2011

Collage of people arrested in the drug ring bust in Knox County

(Corbin, Ky.) -- On 2/09/2011, after a six month investigation by Detective Kelly Farris of Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan, units from Kentucky State Police, Barbourville Police Department and Two Rivers Task Force conducted a "buy bust operation" that led to the arrest of eight subjects. Seized during the arrests was over 20 pounds of processed marijuana at a street value of $39,000.00 as well as $28,163.00 in cash and two vehicles. The subjects involved in the "drug ring" targeted area high schools for their illegal drug sales.

Arrested were;

Albert D. Davis Albert D. Davis, age 53 of Corbin, KY was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Syndicate, Trafficking Marijuana Over 5 pounds.
Brandon Smith Brandon Smith, age 18 of Corbin, KY was charged with Trafficking Marijuana less than 8 ounces.
Damon D. Williams Damon D. Williams, age 46 of Gray, KY was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Syndicate, Trafficking Marijuana Over 5 pounds.
Jonathan Martin Jonathan Martin, age 19 of Corbin, KY was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Syndicate, Trafficking Marijuana less than 8 ounces.
Mark C. Martin Mark C. Martin, age 46 of Gray, KY was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Syndicate, 2 counts Trafficking Marijuana Over 8 ounces, Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 ounces, Trafficking in Controlled Substance.
Michael Woody Michael Woody, age 20 of Corbin, KY was charged with Trafficking Marijuana less than 8 ounces.
Tim Wayne Brock Tim Wayne Brock, age 54 of Pineville, KY was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Syndicate, Trafficking Marijuana Over 8 ounces.
Tonya Honeycutt Tonya Honeycutt, age 25 of Corbin, KY was charged with Trafficking Marijuana less than 8 ounces.

These subjects were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. This case is still under investigation by Detective Kelly Farris of Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.

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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