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Drug Round-Up in Knox County

Date of News Release: 04/22/2016

(Barbourville, Ky.) - On April 22, 2016 members from Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan, Knox County Sheriff's Department, and Operation Unite joined together and conducted a drug round-up in Knox County. These arrests are the result of a yearlong investigation into the illegal sell of drugs such as Oxycodone, Crystal Ice (Methamphetamine) and Suboxone. Barbourville City Police Department assisted with the drug round-up also.

The following were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Jail.

  1. Nick Jones, 27, of Artemus, charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st and 2nd degree.
  2. Shelly Mills, 37, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  3. Shaunna Roark-Peace, 33, of Trosper, charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree and one count of trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  4. Wendell Carter, 52, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st and 2nd degree.
  5. Jerry Simpson, 42, of Artemus, charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree.
  6. Alison Carnes, Pineville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  7. Danny Helton, 47, of Dewitt charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree and one count of trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  8. Kelly Davidson, 26, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st degree.
  9. Kevin Bargo, 40, Green Road, charged with four counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree.
  10. Carl Brian Penn, 48, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  11. James Donaldson, of Barbourville, charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  12. Jeffery Vaughn, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.

More arrests are pending.