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Operation Black Friday ? Post 2 Results

Date of News Release: 11/01/2013

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Madisonville, KY. ? On November 1, the Kentucky State Police conducted a statewide drug round-up entitled "Operation Black Friday." After months of extensive, covert investigations, arrest warrants were obtained for several individuals throughout the Post 2 District. At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, KSP Post 2 units simultaneously executed the arrest warrants on individuals in Christian, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster Counties.

The following is a list of the individuals charged and the offenses for which they were charged:

  1. David Jones
  2. Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) Age 50
    Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree
  3. Matthew Brooks
  4. Central City, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 25
    Trafficking in Marijuana Less than 8 oz
  5. Steven Cox
  6. Greenville, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 56
    Facilitation to Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree
  7. Heather Harkins
  8. Central City, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 34
    Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree
    Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container
    Possession of Marijuana
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  9. Willard Hayes
  10. Greenville, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 49
    Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree
  11. Christopher Lear
  12. Powderly, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 30
    Trafficking in Marijuana Less than 8 oz (Firearm Enhanced)
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun
  13. Matthew Lovins
  14. Central City, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 20
    Trafficking in Marijuana Less than 8 oz
  15. Melissa Maddox
  16. Powderly, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 28
    Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree
  17. Chris Pentecost
  18. Greenville, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 42
    Possession of Marijuana
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree
    Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree
    Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container (2 Counts)
  19. Kimberly Tucker
  20. Powderly, KY (Muhlenberg County) Age 41
    Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree
  21. John Dylan Smith
  22. Elkton, KY (Todd County) Age 20
    Trafficking in Marijuana Less than 8 oz (2 counts)
  23. Holly Springer
  24. Elkton, KY (Todd County) Age 25
    Trafficking in Marijuana Less Than 8 oz
    Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree
    Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd Degree
  25. Kenneth Hopper
  26. Clay, KY (Webster County) Age 55
    Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree

To Anonymously Report Any Type of Suspected Illegal Drug Activity, Citizens Can Call The KSP Toll-Free Drug Tip Hotline, 1-800-DOPE-TIP. The Hotline Is Answered 24 Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week.

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