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Update: Operation "Up in Smoke" Drug Round Up in Calloway County

Date of News Release: 10/02/2012

(Murray, KY.) – The Kentucky State Police, Murray Police Department, and the Pennyrile Narcotics Taskforce conducted Operation "Up in Smoke" on September 21, 2012. Thirteen individuals were charged by 9:00 AM that morning for various drug charges. Since then, the following individuals have been charged; Larry Caldwell 23, Murray, KY Trafficking in a Controlled Substance first degree, first offense (C Felony), and Sell/Transfer a simulated Controlled Substance 1st offense (A Misdemeanor). Jennifer Lee 26, Paris, TN Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense Cocaine (C felony). Thomas Broshears 27, Murray, KY Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2nd offense Meth (D felony), and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree (felony). Jesse Hasselbrink 29, Murray, KY two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (D felony), and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a School (D felony). Deandre Ash 28, Murray, KY two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2nd offense Cocaine (C Felony). Savanna Richards 25, Murray, KY Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense Cocaine (D felony). Steven Rowe 56, Murray, KY Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, 1st offense (A misdemeanor). Michah Rayburn 26, Murray, KY Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 Ounces (A misdemeanor).

Operation "Up in Smoke" was the culmination of over eight months of investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Murray Police Department and the Pennyrile Narcotics Taskforce into the trafficking of illegal drugs in and around Murray. The Kentucky State Police, Murray Police Department, and the Pennyrile Narcotics Taskforce are continuing their investigations and more arrests are expected to follow.

Anyone with any information on illegal drug activity can contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721, Murray Police Department at 270-753-6121, or the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office at 270-753-3151

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Operation "Up in Smoke" Drug Round Up in Calloway County

Date of News Release: 09/21/2012

(Murray, KY.) – The Kentucky State Police, in conjunction with the Murray Police Department, Pennyrile Narcotics Taskforce, and Calloway County Sheriff's Office, executed multiple arrests warrants on various Calloway County residents early this morning. Operation "Up in Smoke" was the culmination of over eight months of investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Murray Police Department and the Pennyrile Narcotics Taskforce into the trafficking of illegal drugs in and around Murray. Over 30 law enforcement personnel gathered at 5:30 AM. in Calloway County before dispersing throughout the county in order to locate individuals for whom arrest warrants had already been obtained. By 9:00 AM, officers had located and charged 14 individuals for various drug charges. The Kentucky State Police, Murray Police Department, and the Pennyrile Narcotics Taskforce are continuing their investigations and more arrests are expected to follow. The following is a list of those charged as well as the charges against them.

Image Name/Age Charge(s)
Bradley Bucy Bradley F. Bucy
age 38 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree
Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd degree
Jocelyn S. McCurdy Jocelyn S. McCurdy
age 26 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in Controlled Substance
Marlon R. Towns Marlon R. Towns
age 35 of
Murray, KY
3 counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st degree
trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd degree
Darrell Foster Darrell Foster
age 29 of
Murray, KY
2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School
Jared Evans Jared Evans
age 29 of
Murray, KY
2 counts of Conspiracy to traffic in a Controlled Substance
Teresa R. Dowdy Teresa R. Dowdy
age 30 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 ounces
Wanton Endangerment 1st degree
Jason Hargrove Jason Hargrove
age 31 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance
Donald Emery Donald Emery
age 49 of
Murray, KY
Conspiracy to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance
Barry Thacker Barry Thacker
age 43 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in a controlled Substance
Shannon Towns Shannon Towns
age 30 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in a controlled Substance
Terry Manning Terry Manning
age 58 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in a controlled Substance
Apollo Tomie Apollo Tomie
age 28 of
Murray, KY
2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance
Alexander Berry Alexander Berry
age 26 of
Murray, KY
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within a 1000 feet of a School

The Kentucky State Police, Murray Police Department, and Pennyrile Narcotics Taskforce were assisted by the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, and the Calloway County Jail. Anyone with any information on illegal drug activity can contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721, Murray Police Department at 270-753-6121, or the Calloway County Sheriff's Office at 270-753-3151.

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