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KSP Conducts Drug Roundup-Jackson County

Date of News Release: 06/06/2012

(McKee, KY) On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, the Kentucky State Police Richmond Post conducted a drug roundup in Jackson County. The multi-month investigation, which has focused on illegal narcotics sales in the area, is intended to limit the availability of drugs and to remove those individuals who sell them.

Arrested individuals are:

  1. Alisha Mayes, 22 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with two(2) counts of Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz.) First Offense, two(2) counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School, and one(1) count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree-First Offense.
  2. Valerie Justice, 61 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with two(2) counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense, and Persistent Felony Offender Second Degree.
  3. Darrell Schwab, 32 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Third Degree-First Offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School. Upon service of the arrest warrant, evidence was located and he was also charged with Cultivation of Marijuana (5 plants or more) First Offense.
  4. Mark McGeorge, 36 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School.
  5. Bonnie Norman, 34 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School.
  6. Jesse Smith, 19 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School.
  7. Lauren Nicole Hall, 25 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School.
  8. Michael Gabbard, 38 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense, and Persistent Felony Offender First Degree.
  9. Robert Adkins, 49 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense, and Persistent Felony Offender Second Degree.
  10. Tenia Gabbard, 35 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense.
  11. April Rader, 32 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree-First Offense.
  12. Jeffery Potter, 29 years old, McKee, KY. Charged with Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz.) First Offense, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree-First Offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Third Degree-First Offense.
  13. Deanna Harris, 45 years old, McKee, KY. Charged two(2) counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree-First Offense.

Also arrested during the roundup was:

  1. Scotty Vanwinkle, 35 years old, McKee, KY. Executed outstanding warrants for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Shoplifting, Contempt of Court, two(2) counts of Non-payment of Fines, Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Degree-First Offense, and Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance.
  2. Miranda Hobbs, 23 years old, McKee, KY. Disorderly Conduct Second Degree.

"Illegal narcotics are a continuing problem for law enforcement and societ" commented the Richmond Post Commander, Captain Lisa Rudzinski "Detectives will use every resource available to investigate those who continue to participate in this illegal activity."

Richmond Post District provides law enforcement services for Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Estill, Clark, Madison, Mercer, Jessamine, Boyle, Garrard and Lincoln counties. Anyone with information about illegal activity in those counties are encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police at (859) 623-2404 or (800) 222-5555.

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