Alleged drug dealers are arrested

A dozen alleged drug dealers are off the streets and in jail in Whitley County.

A one year investigation led to the arrests.

The sheriff's department, Williamsburg Police, KSP, and UNITE all participated in the drug round-up on Wednesday.

So far, city police have arrested six people and the sheriff's office has also arrested six.

They are still looking for ten other suspects.

“We're having a bad drug problem in our county and it seems like it gets worse day by day and we're going to try to do what we can to clean it up,” Det. Bobby Freeman said.

“Taking a drug dealer off the street even for a short period of time is something we will do no matter what,” Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said.

All of the suspects are charged with drug trafficking.

Two others were also arrested on unrelated charges.

Arrested by Williamsburg Police
Derek Hall
Travis Croley
Jackie Logan
Deborah Hembree
Michael Anderson
Eugene McKiddy

Arrested by Whitley County Sheriff's Department
Anthony Conlin, 45,
Roger Keith, 35
Jamie McKiney, 37
Michael Cima, 44
Jim Fair, 37
Opal Lawson, 47

Arrested on other warrants
Clarence R. Mills, 44, Bench Warrant out of Barren County and Whitley County for operating on a suspended license

Wayne C. Marcus, 21, Bench Warrant out of Whitley County for operating a vehicle under the influence, possession controlled substance, and possession of marijuana

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