Several behind bars after Bell County drug round-up

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

With Christmas just a little more than a week away Kentucky State Police were out Thursday morning giving away early Christmas presents; arrest warrants.

"We had 19 individuals targeted for trafficking controlled substances in the Pathfork and Blackmont area of Bell County." says State Trooper Shane Jacobs, with the Harlan Post.

Although it's out of their hands, Jacobs believes the most difficult part is keeping these offenders behind bars and with Governor Beshear's recent announcement to release non- violent offenders from jail early, Jacobs fears many drug offender's may be on that list.

"It's just making our job that much tougher because these individuals will get back on the street and start right back selling again and we're fighting a no win situation." says Jacobs.

But Jacobs says they will not give up on the fight.

"The whole goal to this is to get these individuals some education and some counseling." he adds.

The people who were arrested on Thursday were taken to the Bell County Detention Center.

The Following were arrested and lodged in the Bell County Jail.

The Following were arrested and lodged in the Bell County Jail.

1. Jennifer Partin, 30, from Middlesboro Ky, charged with- 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Deg, 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Deg.

2. Arthur Freeman, 55, from Hulen Ky, charged with – 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

3. Marcella Southerland, 51, from Hulan Ky, charged with – 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.

4. Roy James Johnson Jr., 20, from Tremont Ky, charged with - 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

5. Bill Patterson, 26, from Pineville Ky, charged with – 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

6. Jennie Johnson, 34, from Hulan Ky, charged with – 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg, 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg, 1 count of Trafficking Marijuana.

7. Harold Dye, 51, from Hulan Ky, Charged with – 4 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

8. George Johnson, 31, from Pineville Ky, charged with – 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. 1 count of Traffic in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.

9. Bobby G. Johnson, 64, from Hulan Ky, charged with – 3 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg. 2 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

10. Bobbie Partin, 30, from Middlesboro Ky, charged with 3 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.

11. Terry Henry Jr. , 36, from Hulen Ky, charged with – 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

12. Roy James Johnson, 48, from Hulen Ky, charged with – 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg. 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd deg.

13. Freddie Westfelt, 36, from Coldiron Ky, charged with – 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

14. Brent Henry, 34, from Hulen Ky, charged with – 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.

15. Bobby Griffin, 33, from Hulen Ky, charged with – 4 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st deg.


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