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Johnson County Sheriff's Office arrests several in drug roundup

By: Hillary Thornton Email
By: Hillary Thornton Email

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Efforts continue to get drug users and dealers off the streets of Johnson County. Six people were arrested during a roundup early Thursday morning.

Knocking on doors and marking names off a list of 10 indicted by a grand jury all dealing with narcotics. Sheriff Dwayne Price says there are some new names in this roundup as well as some repeat offenders.

Price says, "We try to get two to three buys off each person, so you have consistency. Which takes some time. It takes a couple months to get 10 or 11 names on a roundup list."

Sheriff Price says roundups like this will continue to happen each month, sending the message that his office will not tolerate any drug activity

At the end of the roundup all but two people were accounted for...six arrested and two being brought in from other counties.

- Brandon Bolden
- Brandie Gibson
- Mary Shaina Kestner
- John F. King, Jr.
- Michael Walters
- Melissa A. Tackett
- James Fredrick Blanton
- Charlene Flannery Hensley


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