UPDATE: More arrested in Harlan County drug round-up

HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT)- UPDATE 6-18-13

Kentucky State Police made more arrests on Tuesday. The names are listed at the end of the story.
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6-17-13

One by one, state police troopers brought accused drug dealers to the National Guard Armory in Harlan for booking and questioning.

Captain Leslie Eric Smith says they’re just trying to combat the drug issue. Several state police troopers worked undercover for one year on this investigation which led to indictments for 57 people. Investigators say those charged sold either prescription pills, marijuana, or cocaine to undercover officers. Troopers wanted to arrest all 57 immediately.

Trooper Shane Jacobs was pleased with the day’s round up and said, “Anytime you take that many individuals off the street that's selling drugs to kids, to anyone, that's a great day for us.”

He went on to say many of those arrested are accused of selling drugs near schools. “Anytime individuals are selling close to a school, we take that very serious. We're trying to locate these individuals and place them behind bars.”

None of the people arrested on Monday wanted to talk to us before going to jail. Police believe taking the dozens of accused drug dealers off the streets makes Harlan County communities safer.

Captain Smith said, “We like to believe that everyone you can stop from selling is a plus for society and certainly our people here in the county.”

Troopers say they will keep making arrests until all 57 people are in jail.
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Below is a list from Kentucky State Police of those arrested and their charges.

1. Letta Halcomb, 20, from Harlan Ky, charged with- One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Deg 1st offense, one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1000 feet of a school.
2. Lachricia Ball, 33, from Harlan Ky, charged with – One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg. Two counts of Persistent felony offender, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school.
3. Shane Bowling, 22, from Eastbrook Ky, charged with – three counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.
4. Casey Lewis, 22, from Eastbrook Ky, charged with – Two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.
5. RC Henry, 39, from Kildav Ky, charged with – One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. One Count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3nd deg, and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree.
6. Jessie Combs, 23, from Evarts Ky, charged with – One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, 1 count of Persistent Felony Offender 2nddegree.
7. Richard Coots, 50, from Harlan Ky, Charged with – one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.
8. Ryan Harris, 36, from Harlan Ky, charged with – Two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.
9. Polly Crider, 39, from Harlan Ky, charged with – One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.
10. Ray Moses, 33, from Harlan Ky, charged with three counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, five counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, three counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, six counts of Persistent Felony Offender.
11. Cayla Ison, 22, from Harlan Ky, charged with – Four counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg and one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1000 feet of a school.
12. Brian Harris, 25, from Harlan Ky, charged with – One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3nd deg. One count of Persistent Felony Offender.
13. Janice Collins, 19, from Harlan Ky, charged with – Four counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, and four counts of Trafficking Marijuana less than 8oz 1st Offense.
14. Sherrod Phillips, 30, from Harlan Ky, charged with – Four counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, Two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree, Three counts of Trafficking Marijuana less than 8 oz and three counts of Persistent Felony Offender
15. Matt York, 36, from Harlan Ky, charged with – two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg and two counts of Persistent Felony Offender 2nddegree.
16. Joshua Holden, 31, from Teetersville Ky, charged with- two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree.
17. Nora Helton, 34, from Baxter Ky, Charged with- One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.
18. Charles Keith, 37, from Totz Ky, Charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.
19. Brandon Parker, 31, from Harlan Ky, Charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.
20. Kathy Rice, 28, from Harlan Ky, Charged with- One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.
21. Mike Abner, 50, from Harlan ky, charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.
22. Teresa Abner, 45, from Harlan Ky, Charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.
23. Derrick Cottrell, 30, from Harlan Ky, Charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg and one count of Persistent Felony Offender.
24. Rachel Harris, 26, from Harlan Ky, Charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd deg, one count of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1000 feet of a school.

25. Patrick Myers, 31, from Harlan Ky, charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.
26. Bobby Muncy, 67, from Clovertown Ky, charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. Two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg. Two counts of Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree.
27. Stevie Prather, 51, from Harlan Ky, Charged with - - Two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd deg. Complicity of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree.
28. Andrea Calahan, 32, from Cumberland Ky, charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, two counts of Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree, and one count of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1000 feet of a school.
29. Nancy Hammons, 34, from Baxter Ky, Charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.

30. Randell Cottrell,26, from Verda Ky, Charged with --two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd deg, and three counts of Persistent Felony Offender.
31. Shawn Vick,23, from Harlan Ky, Charged with Theft by unlawful taking u/300.
32. Michael Shiloh Sexton,22, from Cumberland Ky, Charged with -One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, One count of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1000 feet of a school.

33. Jeffrey Mefford,24, from Dayhoit Ky, charged with- One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.
34. Karen Harris,34, from Elcomb Ky, charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg,
35. Chris Yont,23, from Fairview Ky, Charged with – three counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg and one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.
36. Amy Clem,39, from Harlan Ky, charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg,
37. Claude Monkfield,42, from Harlan ky, charged with - One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, and one count of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1000 feet of a school.
38. Mary Jane Ward,29, from Cawood Ky, Charged with one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg,
39. Ralph Morgan,38, from Baxter Ky, charged with three counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg,
40. Vina Huff,34, from Baxter Ky, Charged with One count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg,
41. Bridgette Mallory,30, from Richmond Ky, charged with one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg,
42. Bobby Sizemore,32, from Lynch Ky, Charged with one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg,
43. Daniel Cottrell, 33, from Evarts Ky, 12 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, one count of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1000 feet of a school.


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