McKEE – Police have located four of 10 individuals wanted on drug charges during a mini-roundup conducted in Jackson County Tuesday, January 30.
The roundup was preceded by a six-month investigation by Operation UNITE. Most of the charges were for the sale or possession of prescription drugs and marijuana.
As the suspects were arrested they were brought to the Jackson County Area Technology School for processing before being taken to jail.
Assisting UNITE detectives in the search for suspects were law enforcement officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, and Two Rivers Drug Task Force.
Arrested Tuesday were:
• Donnie Coffey, age 22, of Ledger Fork Road, Tyner, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
• Thomas Couch, age 35, of Tal Martin Road, Sand Gap, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
• Amanda Overstreet, age 28, Wolf Pen Branch Road, Bond, second-degree possession of a controlled substance.
• A fourth person, 42-year-old Alfred J. Britton of Hellard Road, McKee, was in jail in another county. He will be served with an arrest warrant for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and two counts of trafficking in marijuana (second offense).
Police were continuing the search for the other six individuals.
For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at www.operationunite.org.