Laurel deputies arrest suspected drug dealers

By: Kendall Downing Email
By: Kendall Downing Email

Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies arrest more than 20 people this morning, in a drug roundup that's been months in the making.

Sheriff John Root said plans for this roundup started right after he took office in January.

Friday - it was no April Fools' Day joke.

"I was saying this morning, you'd have to be a fool to deal drugs in Laurel County," said Root.

Before the sun came up, a team of London City Police, Kentucky State Police, and county sheriff's deputies vowed not to come back empty-handed.

They were not kidding around and kept their promise.

Through the morning suspected drug dealers were hauled off to jail. Most of them did not want to answer our questions.

One did, but said he was not guilty.

Deputies said these arrests are the result of undercover drug investigations.

They promised more roundups like this one are coming.

"We made no bones about it, and I'm making no bones about it. If you're dealing drugs in Laurel County, you're going to be facing us," said Root.

Deputies were able to arrest most of the people they were looking for in a time span of about three hours.

25 people were arrested in all, some on charges not drug related.

Polly Brock, of East Bernstadt
Audrey Farley, of London
Thelma Combs, of London
Homer Combs, of London
Jeremy D. Holbrooks, of London
Thomas Adkins, of London
Shawn Allen Sweet, of London
Carl Cawood, of East Bernstadt
Bobby Joe Murray, of Pittsburg
James Rondal Murray, of Pittsburg
Anthony D. Vaughn, of East Bernstadt
Isaiah Allen, of East Bernstadt
Doreen Lewis, of East Bernstadt
Evelyn Sue Combs, of East Bernstadt
David McFadden, of East Bernstadt
Nikita Isaacs, of East Bernstadt
Tonya Gail Parms, of London
John Wayne Parms, of London
Lukesha T. Cunnigan, of East Bernstadt
Leslie Malcomb Hubbard, of East Bernstadt
Jack Price, of London
Jewell Price, of London
Charles Napier, of East Bernstadt
Angela J. Patterson, of East Bernstadt
Jeffery Allen Blair, of East Bernstadt

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