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Harlan and Bell County Drug Round-Up

Date of News Release: 01/12/2012

(Pineville, KY) On January 12, 2012, Kentucky State Police troopers from Post 10, and Drug Enforcement Eastern Section/Special Investigations conducted a drug round-up in Bell and Harlan counties. This stems from a yearlong investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics in the Bell and Harlan counties area. The investigation continues by KSP detectives. More arrests are pending.

Probation and Parole officer Kenneth Burnett, Pineville Chief of Police Bill Mathews, and agents from the DEA Task Force assisted in the round-up. The Following were arrested and lodged in the Bell County Jail and the Harlan County Detention Center.

  1. Frank Lee Jr., 27, of Cumberland, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  2. Marquelle Gist, 35, of Lynch, was charged with two count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  3. Robert Craig, 48, of Pathfork, was charged with two count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  4. Rebecca Caldwell, 36, of Pineville, was charged with one count of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and one count of complicity to first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  5. Clyde Daniels Jr., 40, of Smith, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  6. Allen Wilson, 27, of Cumberland, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  7. Carl Madon, 52, of Harlan, was charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  8. Ronald Caldwell, 44, of Wallins, was charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  9. James Eads Jr., 43, of Lejunior, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  10. Shavon Abner, 23, of Harlan, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  11. Jamie Lewis, 34, of Pineville, was charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
  12. Terry Widener, 46, of Pineville, was charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.

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