Drug Investigation Leads To Arrests

JACKSON – Nine of 13 people wanted in connection with an undercover drug investigation in Breathitt County have been arrested.

Detectives from Operation UNITE, with assistance from the Jackson Police Department, have been attempting to locate and arrest these individuals a few at a time over the past three months.

One of the suspects was charged late last year during the investigation after a search was conducted of his home. The cases, developed over a 3-4 month period in 2007, primarily involved the illegal sale of OxyContin tablets.

Those arrested through May 21 are:

• Joyce Crabtree, age 29, Slayrean Drive, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Wesley J. Caudill, age 27, Turner Drive, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• James Gilbert, age 44, Swell Street, Jackson, two counts trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

• Beverly Johnson, age 47, Park Road, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Carley Jones, age 22, Shucky Bean Hollow, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Terry Mullins, age 44, Old Quicksand Road, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Wyllie Mullins, age 78, Old Quicksand Road, Jackson, four counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Michelle Robinson, age 30, Town Hill Road, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (second offense).

• Arlie Sword, age 43, Highland Avenue, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at www.operationunite.org.


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