Corbin Police arrest dozens of accused drug dealers


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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - Corbin Police took dozens of accused drug dealers off the streets and to jail on Thursday.

"Hopefully this will make a dent into what we're having to deal with," said Lt. Glenn Taylor.

Police say they had warrants for 40 people. Police say the round-up is the result of an undercover investigation that started nearly one year ago. Investigators say they made drug buys off the accused dealers in the past three months.

Police say the cases involve pills, meth, and marijuana. They even confiscated drugs during the arrests.

"Just a gauntlet of different drugs we've got today," said Major Rob Jones.

Police believe the accused dealers are responsible for a large volume of illegal drugs in the city.

"We were doing drug raids today and people were calling the phones and I was answering it and they were setting up deals with me to come and buy," said Lt. Taylor.

Corbin Police believe taking the accused dealers off the streets will also reduce other crime in the city.

"When people are buying and dealing drugs, that's why our thefts are going up. People need the money to buy the drugs. We're hoping this really does put a dent in it for Corbin," said Major Jones.

Detectives say this round-up is not the end of the investigation. They say it is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

Here is a list of names of those arrested so far. The Corbin Police Department provided this list.

Betty Freeman
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 1st degree 2nd offence
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd degree 2nd offence
Possession of controlled substances 1st degree
Possession of controlled substances 2nd degree
Possession of controlled substances 3rd degree
Possession of marijuana

Donna Oliver
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd degree 1st offense

Danielle Asher
Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st offense
Conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances 1st offence

Robert Herron
Trafficking in controlled substances 1st offense
Conspiracy to traffic in controlled subs 1st offense

Laura Tucker
Trafficking in controlled substances 1st degree 1st offence (2 counts)
Conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances 1st offence

Carlee Rutherford
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd degree 1st offence (2 Counts)
Criminal conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance
Bench warrant for failure to appear on traffic charges

Carrie Cox
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd 1st offence

Walter Sloan
Trafficking in Methamphetamine
Trafficking in Controlled Substances within 1,000 feet of a School

Heather Elliott
Possession of controlled Substances 1st degree, 1st offence
Possession of controlled substances 3rd degree
Possession of controlled substances 1st degree (methamphetamine)
Possession of marijuana

Robert Schipler
Possession of controlled substance3rd degree
Possession of concealed weapon.

James Harp
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 3rd degree 1st offence

Jenia Murry
Trafficking in Controlled substances 1st degree 1st offence

Verna Rose
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 1st degree 1st offence

Nicole Adams
Possession of Controlled Substances 1st Degree

Dennis Baldridge
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 3rd Degree
Bench Warrant for Contempt of Court
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 1st degree 1st offence
Possession of Controlled Substances 1st degree 1st offence
Possession of Controlled Substances 2nd degree 1st offence
Possession of Controlled Substances 3rd degree 1st offence

William Land
Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd degree 1st offence

Traci Harp
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 3rd degree 1st offence

Derek Shelley
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd degree 1st offence
Bench warrant for failure to pay fines
Bench Warrant for Failure to pay fines

Christina Kirk
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 1st degree (methamphetamine)

Bertha Canady
Trafficking in controlled Substances 1st degree

Ronnie White
Trafficking in Marijuana 2nd offence (2 separate counts)
Cultivating Marijuana
Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon

Charles Mobley
Trafficking in controlled substances 2nd degree 1st offence

Jack Rutherford
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd degree 1st offence
Conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances 2nd degree

Heather Hensley
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 1st degree
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd degree
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 3rd degree

Brenda Smith
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 2nd. Degree

Anthony Garrett
Trafficking in Controlled substance 2nd (2 counts)
Trafficking in Controlled Substances 3rd degree 2nd offense
Trafficking in controlled Substances 1st, degree 2nd offense
Trafficking in Marijuana


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