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Bell County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a dozen suspected drug dealers

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email
Bell County Sheriff

MGN Online

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Bell County Sheriff's Deputies say a drug investigation around a pool hall led to a dozen arrests.
Deputies made the arrests Thursday afternoon and are still looking for several other suspects.

Bell County Sheriff's raided the pool hall in downtown Pineville on Thursday. They arrested one man there and confiscated drugs from him.

"It's a long undercover investigation conducted by the Bell County Sheriff's Department," said Sheriff Bruce Bennett.

Deputies had warrants to arrest 18 people on drug trafficking charges. They say the majority of the undercover buys happened at the pool hall.

"We observed through the times and the weeks and the months one at a time or another, they were all customers in that pool hall," said Sheriff Bennett.

Workers in the pool hall did not want to talk on camera, but they told us they were not involved in anything regarding the arrests and knew nothing of any alleged drug activity.

Deputies arrested 11 of the other suspects during the day at their homes in Pineville.

One man, who did not want to be identified, told us his brother was arrested but said his brother was not involved in anything illegal.

"As far as I know, he don't do nothing wrong. He ain't able to do nothing wrong. He's broke down. They said they have evidence. That's all I can say," the man said.

All of those arrested face felony charges.

Deputies are still looking for the six other wanted suspects.

List of names and charges provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department:

James H. Warren, 34, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school
Anthony "Boo" Cloud, 53, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 1st degree
Tina Seabolt, 37, Middlesboro, Trafficking controlled substance 1st degree
John W. Pridemore, 49, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 1st degree
John J. Pridemore, 27, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 1st degree
Proctor "John" Jones, 52, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Carvel Walters, 38, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Natalie Ward, 27, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Marie Ann Daniels, 53, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree (2 counts)
Darrin Cooke, 36, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Fred Daniels, 58, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Mary Johnson, 45, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Ronnie Lee Taylor, 29, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Jenny Lynn Carnes, 43, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Ruben Kidd, 41, Straight Creek, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Desmond Morris, 39, Pineville, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Gary L. Wilson, 51, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree
Doyle Wayne Brock, 37, Trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree


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