Drug Roundup in Harlan County

By: Ashley Reynolds Email
By: Ashley Reynolds Email

Police were out in full force before dawn arresting more than two dozen people on drug related charges in Harlan County.

Police used informants to catch people buying and selling drugs.
Police started the roundup before daylight. Officers say this improves their chances to get everyone they have warrants on.

Police say roundups help control the drug problem.

"We have created a big dent in it. I'm proud to say we've done that. Is our job done? Absolutely not. Are we going to continue the fight? Absolutely. You can bet your last dollar on that," said Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird.

Police say for every person in handcuffs means one less alleged drug dealer on the streets.

Operation UNITE along with several city police departments helped in this roundup.

Those arrested:

Gerald Harris TICS 1st degree 1st offense
TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Jerry Ingle TICS 1st degree 1st offense
TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Kathy Hagle TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Jerry Gilbert Sr. TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Ricky Hobbs TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Ricky Hardy TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Joe McKinney TICS 1st degree 1st offense
Trafficking marijuana

Johnny Griffin TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Donna Robbins TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Chester Engle TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Sherry Turner TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Donna Robbins TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Carla Noe TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Ray Turner TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Paul Curry TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Dusty Asbury TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Diane Montanaro TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Frank Bryant TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Winston Bynum TICS 1st degree 1st offense, TICS 1st degree 1st offense, TICS 1st degree 1st offense, TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Debra Hensley TICS 2nd degree 1st offense, TICS 2nd degree 1st offense

Michelle Langley TICS 1st degree 1st offense

Johnny Madden possession of controlled substance 1st offense, trafficking control substance within 1000 yards of a school.

Carolyn McKinney TICS 2nd degree 1st offense


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