Sheriff's Department Arrests Suspected Drug Dealers

In Bell County, the sheriff says one man threatened two deputies today as they were trying to arrest him for suspected drug trafficking.

Bell County Sheriff Deputies were also out serving arrest warrants for suspected drug offenders.

They arrested at least ten people.

“We're gonna continue to make undercover drug buys and hopefully we'll make a difference for the community,” Bell County Sheriff Bruce Bennett Said.

1. Troy Miracle – Bird Branch
2. Christy Epley – Pineville
3. Charles Lawson – Pineville
4. Chris Smith – Pineville
5. Joey Philpot – Pineville
6. Becky Turner – Pineville
7. Bruce Scott Smith – Pineville
8. Crystal Sturgill – Pineville
9. Kevin Miracle – Pineville
10. Justin Dye – Highway 119

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  • by concerned Location: eastern ky on Oct 7, 2007 at 12:03 PM
    i totally agree with c/fkt, couldnt say if better my self, but i also have another problem with ky law around here and it is to me as great of a concern, the d.u.i. laws around here stink. i know so many people around here that have 5 or 6 d.u.i.s and they are still driving . untill they kill an innocent person or even if they do they are back out there driving. with the coal trucks over loaded doing 60 or 70 miles per hr and drunk drivers getting off free , we hardly have a chance , so i say lock the drunks up judges DONT PUT THEM BACK BEHIND THE WHEELE TO KILL MY GRANDKIDS,ME OR SOME OTHER INDIVIDUAL, AND MAKE SURE THE DADS THAT HAVE HAD THESE D.U.I.S ARE NOT PICKING UP THERE CHILDREN WHILE USEING OR DURING THE WEEKEND VISIT...TOUGHTER LAWS KENTUCKY OUR CHILDREN ARE THE ONES WHO ARE PAYING.....GET IT JUDGE
  • by c Location: fkt on Oct 6, 2007 at 03:16 PM
    You round them up so the judges can set them free! Because that's what usually happens. Law enforcement bust their butts to get these people off the streets and the judges sends them right back to buy and sell more drugs! Perhaps, someone needs to check out these judges and see if they are buying and/or selling drugs. Too many drug dealers and buyers getting off scott free! More times than not, they only get a slap on the wrist and hit the streets again, just to repeat the cycle again! Good job law enforement! Bad job Judges! Get tougher on these people, so they don't sell to our children!
  • by Debbie Location: Pineville on Oct 6, 2007 at 06:24 AM
    It's nice to see that so many "suspected" drug dealers are now off the street. One of the biggest problems we have here is drugs. I recently moved from a community where the drug dealers seemed to be everywhere you turned and nothing seemed to be taking place to stop it. After seeing this story I realize that like everything else, it takes time and patience to affect a positive change. Thank you to Sheriff Bennett and his officers for a job well done.
  • by Anonymous Location: Floyd County on Oct 5, 2007 at 06:23 PM
    Way to go Bell County.....Hope some of this rubs off in other counties.... Keep up the good work....


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