Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Drug Roundup Nets 18 Arrests
Date of News Release: 06/12/2014
(Carrollton, KY) - Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force conducted a drug roundup this morning in Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin Counties. Law enforcement served arrest warrants on 13 subjects who were indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription narcotics. The indictments came after a three month undercover drug investigation conducted by the Kentucky State Police. Five other individuals were arrested during the course of the roundup for other charges.
At a residence in Gallatin County, Troopers arrested three people in addition to the subject being arrested on the indictment warrant. Jill Beers, 35 years old from Warsaw, KY, was arrested as part of the drug roundup. When approaching her home, Troopers found several marijuana plants growing in pots outside of the home. A search warrant was obtained and Troopers located $5,000 cash, six grams of methamphetamine, three grams of heroin, ten firearms, 32 marijuana plants, and 105 marijuana seedlings. The three other individuals arrested were Jennifer Webster, 37 years old from Sparta, KY, Jeffrey Eggleston, 44 years old from Covington, KY, and Richard Marksberry, 37 years old from Warsaw, KY. All four individuals were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Meth Precursor, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Trafficking Heroin, Cultivation of Marijuana – Greater than Five Plants, and Controlled Substance Endangerment to a Child. Additionally, Marksberry was charged with Resisting Arrest and Terroristic Threatening. Two children living in the home were released to family members.
Of the original 20 indictment warrants, seven individuals have not been located. All but one of those arrested were lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center. Jay Bush is in the Kenton County Detention Center.
A list of everyone arrested is available upon request.