Eight people charged with organized crime

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Barbourville Police call it organized crime involving drugs.

A Knox County grand jury indicted eight people on organized crime and trafficking marijuana charges.

Those charged are Frantzy Sejour, 27, originally of Florida; Jessica Richardson, 23, of Williamsburg; Dakota Mayfield, 27, of Asheville, North Carolina; Arthur Dockery, 22, of Detroit, Michigan; Marlon J. Petersen, 24, Ukiah, California; Zachary Smiddy, 18, of London; Tiffany Patterson, 35, Barbourville, and Tyler Mehler, 21, of London.

Frantzy Sejour was a student-athlete at Union College, but now he is in jail.

"I never expected to be in jail," Sejour said in a jailhouse interview.

Sejour admitted to us he was a marijuana-user.

"I wasn't selling at all," Sejour said.

Barbourville Police say he was part of drug scheme in Knox County.

A grand jury indicted Sejour and the even others on trafficking five pounds or more of marijuana and engaging in organized crime.

"For the amount of product they were moving, they had to have either some type of supply chain underneath them or a lot of customers," said Det. Steve Owens.

Barbourville Police believe the defendants were bringing drugs in from other states and dealing it in Knox County.

"Each of these individuals played a role in the commission of the crimes that took place here," said Det. Owens.

"I am totally innocent. They are blowing the case way out of proportion, way out of proportion. I don't know why they would do that to an innocent person like me," said Sejour.

Sejour was already in custody. A court date is scheduled for July 26th.

Police are looking for the other defendants to bring them back to face the charges in Barbourville.

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