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Multiple Drug Arrests Knox County

Date of News Release: 02/28/2011

(Barbourville, Ky.) -- On Feb 25, 2011 Troopers from Kentucky State Police 10 arrested 6 individuals from Knox County pursuant to Federal Indictments. The indictments were the result of a seven month investigation conducted by KSP Detective Kelley Farris in cooperation with Special Agent Bob O'Neal of the Two Rivers Drug Task Force and Barbourville Police Department.

The individuals were charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture 500 grams of a mixture or a substance of Methamphetamine in violation of 21 U.S.C.841 (a) (1) and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine over 500 grams.

Kevin Todd Rogers (no photo available) - Barbourville, KY
Rickey Joe Engle (no photo available) - Barbourville, KY

These subjects are in state custody and have the same charges pending with federal indictment warrants.

Russell Lee Collins Eddie Ray Wilburn
Russell Lee Collins age 45 - Girdler, KY Eddie Ray Wilburn age 44 - Barbourville, KY
Mickey Allen Brown
Mickey Allen Brown age 35 - Barbourville, KY

Hollie Diane Adkins (no photo available) - Artemus, KY

This is only the initial round of indictments and many more are expected in the dismantling of what is believed to be a very large organization conspiring to Manufacture and Traffic large quantities of Methamphetamine in and around Knox County.

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.

These mug shots were available from Knox County Detention Center. The other arrested subjects are in the Laurel County Jail and no pics were available.

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