PHOTOS: 9 arrested in Montgomery, Fayette County drug trafficking bust

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MT. STERLING, Ky. (WKYT) - The Mount Sterling Police Department says a drug task force has arrested nine people involved in a large drug trafficking operation.

The police department is part of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Gateway Area Drug Task Force, which conducted a months-long investigation into the drug activity, leading to the arrests on Tuesday.

The task force conducted search warrants in Montgomery and Fayette counties to dismantle the drug trafficking organization. The suspects are from Montgomery, Fayette and Pike counties.

Authorities seized over a half pound of crystal methamphetamine, and other drugs suspected to be heroin and Fentanyl. They also seized a pill press, cash and other property.

Investigators believe DeAngelo D. Smith, known as "BOP," supplied, transported and distributed multiple pounds of crystal methamphetamine and heroin to Montgomery County and other areas. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

Below are the people arrested and the descriptions of their charges. Police say more people could be arrested in the case.

DeAngelo Darnell Smith AKA ‘’BOP”


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Crystal Methamphetamine) 


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Crystal Methamphetamine) 


4. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Crystal Methamphetamine) 


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Crystal Methamphetamine) 


6. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Crystal Methamphetamine) 


7. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Crystal Methamphetamine) 


8. Engaging in Organized Crime


 


Lily Belcher, 24 Pike County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


 


Tyler Crawford, 24 Montgomery County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


 


Edward Hunt, 47 Montgomery County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


 


Marcus Jones AKA “Nuke”, 37 Montgomery County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


 


Joann Lawson 63, Montgomery County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


 


Megan Perry, 26 Montgomery County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


 


David Saylor, 48 Montgomery County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


 


Teresa Saylor, 43 Montgomery County


1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)


2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Crystal Methamphetamine)


3. Engaging in Organized Crime


4. Trafficking in Marijuana


5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Carfentanyl or Fentanyl Derivatives)


6. Use or Possess Drug Paraphernalia


DeAngelo Smith (Photo: Montgomery County Detention Center)


 
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