Eight Sentenced on Drug Charges

Eight people were sentenced on drug-related offenses by Breathitt Circuit Judge Frank Allen Fletcher on Friday, October 19, said Commonwealth Attorney Darrell Herald.

* Maggie Noble, age 50, of Booneville, received a 10-year sentence for a second offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. UNITE Prosecutor Bruce Herald said Noble sold OxyContin to a cooperating witness on November 7, 2006.

* Floyd Childers, of Jackson, was sentenced to four years in jail for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for selling Lortab to a cooperating witness on November 7, 2006. Childers will have to serve one year and the remaining time was probated for five years.

* Walter Turner, age 41, of Williamstown, was sentenced to 10 years for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He will serve five years with the remaining time probated for five years. Prosecutor Herald said Turner sold OxyContin to an undercover officer on May 16, 2005.

* Ruby Noble, age 51, of Vancleve, received two seven-year sentences for two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Judge Fletcher ordered the sentences to run concurrently. Noble sold OxyContin to a cooperating witness on October 11 and November 6, 2006.

* Jeff Noble, age 28, of Vancleve, was sentenced to five years for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He sold morphine tablets to an undercover police officer on April 9, 2007.

* Micky Clemons, age 43, of Jackson, will serve one year for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, said Prosecutor Herald. On February 6, 2004, he had in his possession a small piece of plastic containing cocaine residue.

* Dexter Howard, of Jackson, was sentenced to five years in jail for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He will serve six months with the remaining time probated for five years. On January 26 Howard sold Hydrocodone pills to a cooperating witness.

* Irvine Feltner, of Jackson, was sentenced to five years on each count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, with the sentences to run concurrently. He will serve four years with the remaining time probated for one year. On July 27, 2004, Feltner sold OxyContin and Lortab to a cooperating witness.

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

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In 2003, Fifth District Congressman Harold ³Hal² Rogers (R-Somerset) worked to create Operation UNITE, a regional anti-drug initiative empowering citizens groups and community leaders in 29 southern and eastern Kentucky counties. UNITE, which stands for Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment & Education, seeks to fight the drug epidemic by expanding drug awareness and education programs to keep people from using drugs; coordinating drug treatment and outreach programs for those who are already addicted; and operating regional undercover law enforcement task forces for interdiction and prosecution of those dealing drugs. Rogers has directed
$33.1 million in federal funds to the counter-drug initiative over the past four years. For more information contact Karen Engle toll-free at 1-866-678-6483.

Drug Tip Hotline ­ 1-866-424-4382 / Treatment Referral Hotline ­
1-866-90-UNITE (1-866-908-6483)


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