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Whitley County Investigation Results In 27 Indictments By Operation UNITE

WILLIAMSBURG - An on-going investigation by Operation UNITE into drug dealing activities in Whitley County has resulted in arrest warrants for 27 individuals.

Through noon Wednesday, December 20, all but six people have arrested.

Shortly after the indictments were published in the newspaper 14 of the wanted individuals had surrendered to authorities. A mini-roundup to arrest the remaining 13 people was conducted on Monday, December 18.

Assisting UNITE detectives were officers from the Williamsburg Police Department, Whitley County Sheriff¹s Office and the Kentucky State Police.

Those arrested are:

* Wendell Brown, Corbin, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Ron Canada, age 37, Clifford Canada Road, Corbin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces.

* Ella Cooper, age 66, Williamsburg, two counts third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Doyle Stanford Fritts, Williamsburg, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Steve Hinkle, Corbin, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Carl D. Hurst, Williamsburg, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces.

* Kim Jackson, Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Brian Joseph Lawson, age 22, Mountain view Road, Williamsburg, possession of marijuana.

* Anita McCune, age 39, Locust Grove Cemetery Road, Keavy, three counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Aaron Morgan, Deering Road, Corbin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Tammy Moses, age 27, North U.S. 25W, Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking controlled substance and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Brian Michael Powers, Woodbine, trafficking in marijuana over 8 ounces, attempt to flee apprehension, and tampering with physical evidence.

* Don Powers, Woodbine, trafficking in marijuana over 8 ounces and promoting contraband.

* Randy Floyd Sulfridge, age 39, White Oak Road, Williamsburg, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Jason Taylor, Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Ronnie Taylor, Woodbine, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking marijuana under 8 ounces.

* Kyle Vermillion, Corbin, three counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Sherrie Vermillion, Corbin, three counts trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree.

* Clayton Lee Walters Jr., age 36, Highway 26, Rockholds, forgery of a prescription first offense.

* Jason Wayne Walters, age 26, Highway 26, Rockholds, forgery of a prescription first offense.

* Jenna Wheelheight, Canada Town, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

The six people still being sought are:

* Clarence Edward Lay, age 28, Woodbine, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Billy Lowe, age 48, Wilson Street, Corbin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Crystal Gayle Mahan, age 34, Highway 895, Williamsburg, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Joe McVey, age 47, Craig Road, Williamsburg, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Judy Meadors, age 46, Canada Town, Williamsburg, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

* Judy Virginia Petrey, age 48, Corbin, forgery of a prescription.

Anyone knowing the location of these six individuals should contact Operation UNITE at 1-866-424-4382 or the Whitley County Sheriff¹s Office.


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