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4 arrested on drug charges in Morehead, KY

Date of News Release: 01/09/2014

(Morehead, KY) - On January 8, 2014 at 1209 hours Kentucky State Police received a call from an anonymous person advising of possible drug activity at the Comfort Inn and Suits on KY 801 in Morehead, Kentucky. At 1254 hours Kentucky State Police received another call from a separate individual advising the same information. Trooper Chris Jones, Trooper Jared Wagner, and Rowan County Deputy Donnie Hall responded to the Comfort Inn and Suits and conducted a knock and talk at one of the rooms. Darrell Boddie Jr., 25, of Dayton, Ohio, Joseph Martin, 27, of Mt Sterling, Kentucky, Andre Burns, 41, of Dayton, Ohio, and Christina Thornsburg, 19, of Owingsville, Kentucky were in the room. Officers located suspected crack cocaine and heroin. All occupants of the room were arrested. Mr. Burns was arrested on an active bench warrant, Mr. Boddie was arrested and charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense, 2 or More Grams of Heroin and Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st Offense Less than 4 grams of Crack Cocaine, Mr. Martin was arrested and charged with Complicity Trafficking Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense 2 or more Grams of Heroin and Complicity Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st Offense Less than 4 grams of Crack Cocaine, and Ms. Thornsburg was arrested on an active bench warrant and also charged with Complicity Trafficking Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense 2 or more Grams of Heroin and Complicity Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st Offense less than 4 Grams of Crack Cocaine. Incident remains under investigation by Trooper Chris Jones.

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