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Police arrest 18 in Laurel County drug roundup

LAUREL CO, Ky. (WKYT) - State police say a nearly year-long drug investigation has led to 18 arrests in Laurel County, at the Corbin Manor apartment complex.

It started because of complaints from other tenants. They saw an increase in the amount of cars at the apartments.

Police say the investigation focused on people at the complex.

All of those arrested have been charged with trafficking a controlled substance. Investigators found an undisclosed amount of prescription medication.

"The prescription medication problem is bad here in Kentucky. It's everywhere. Hopefully, these arrests will put a dent in the trafficking part of it," said Trooper Lloyd Cochran, Kentucky State Police.

More arrests are expected in this case.

Representatives from the apartment complex declined to comment on the roundup.

Arrested were:

Corine Edwards, 44, of Corbin, KY charged with four counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Karen Hollin, 47, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Amber Fuston, 21, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Rhonda Fuston, 52, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Amanda Fuston, 25, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Melissa Bennett, 45, of Corbin, KY charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Jennifer Kysar, 31, of Corbin, KY charged with four counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Tiffany Banning, 26, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Patricia Young, 45, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Bridgett Smith, 50, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Kimberly Johnson, 23, of Corbin, KY charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree and one count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

William Edwards, 33, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Melissa Banning, 20, of Corbin, KY charged with six counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Latoy Kiser, 28, of Corbin, KY charged with four counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree

Joanna Denham, 39, of Corbin, KY charged with four counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Cody Smith, 22, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Michael Chambers, 53, of Corbin, KY charged with four counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Tonjy Young, 48, of Corbin, KY charged with three counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.


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