Knox County Drug Round Up Names And Charges

By: Amanda Price Email
By: Amanda Price Email

Police released the names of those arrested during a drug round up in Knox County.

The arrests were made over the weekend after a five month undercover investigation.

Those arrested in connection with the weekend roundup are:

• John Henry Baker, age 72, Coalport Road, Artemus, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces and persistent felony offender.

• Kathy Williams Baker, age 41, Serenity Lane, Barbourville, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Heather Cole, age 23, Highway 1527, Gray, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Mitzi Lynn Disney, age 45, Skyview Apartments, Barbourville, second-degree conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance.

• John Wesley Grubb, age 27, Spruce Street, Barbourville, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Ledford Hamilton III, age 27, John Carter Hollow Road, Artemus, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Paul Hubbard, age 47, Highway 1304, Barbourville, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and two counts trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces.

• Ashley Jones, age 25, Nan Duff Road, Kinkle, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and two counts first-degree conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance.

• Travis Dewayne Marcum, age 22, Nan Duff Road, Hinkle, two counts first-degree conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance and one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Tommy Marsee, age 40, Serenity Lane, Barbourville, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count second-degree.

• Leonard Messer, age 48, Skyview Apartments, Barbourville, second-degree conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance.

• Dean Smith, age 46, Coalport Road, Artemus, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Brian K. Simpson, age 40, Highway 225, Artemus, is currently in jail on unrelated charges and will be charged Monday with two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Jerry Allen Simpson, age 34, Highway 225, Artemus, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Michael Lee Smith, age 43, Coalport Road, Artemus, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Rondal P. Whitman, age 52, Jenny Lane, Corbin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Last week, a man wanted from the August 25 roundup turned himself in to police:

• Earnest Alfred Collins Jr., age 32, Coalport Road, Artemus, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.


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