14492408124 8ba1ebfa1a z

 

GREENVILLE, Ky (6/24/14) — The Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office has released a partial list of names of those arrested in a drug roundup yesterday, June 23.

Charged were:

Lonnie Capps, Central City, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Holly N. Smith, Greenville, trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana.

Jason Griffin, Central City, trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana.

Ashley Renfrow, Central City, trafficking in a legend drug, first offense.

William A. Ashby, Central City, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Gladys D. Vincent, Cleaton, illegal sale of alcohol in a dry territory, first offense.

William Dale Duncan, Central City, distribution of meth precursor, persistent felony offender and complicity.

James W. Fulkerson, Drakesboro, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/two grams meth.

Ronald L. Hogg, Central City, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Casey R. Bourne, Greenville, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/two grams meth.

Jordan T. Hawkins, Drakesboro, trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces, second offense.

Timothy W. Sorrels, Central City, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Matthew Lovins, Central City, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/two grams heroin.

Brian S. Garner, address unknown, tampering with physical evidence.

Robert Henry, Bremen, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Jeffery Williams, Utica, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Justin Perales, Central City, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Kimberly Laroche, Utica, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

SurfKY News

Information provided by Sheriff Curtis McGehee

GREENVILLE, Ky. (6/23/14) –  Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Piper said information from people in the community led to the 48 warrants issued for the arrests that took place Monday, June 23 in Muhlenberg County.

 

“People have been using the sheriff's website to give tips concerning drug abuse in addition the department has received quite a few tips from Hotspot cards,” said Piper, public information officer for the department. “A Hotspot card is a card that can be filled out and allows a person to contact the sheriff's department anonymously.  These cards are given out at crime scenes, public functions, and are available at the sheriff's office."

The investigations were months in the making and extended beyond Muhlenberg County.  The county and city police departments worked with the Pennyrile Narcotic Task Force to chase down leads and obtain warrants.  There were 15 officers involved in carrying out the arrest warrants with lead officers Muhlenberg County Sheriff Detective Wade Griggs and Muhlenberg County Sheriff Detective Troy Gibson.

"The ultimate goal of operations like this is to send a message that all the police agencies that work in the county are committed to making Muhlenberg County a good place to live and work,” said Piper. “A lot of people are going to be on pins and needles tonight and tomorrow.  They do not know if they have sold drugs to a confidential informant,  a undercover police officer, or if they have simply been turned in by a member of the community.  The message to the criminals is, ‘when you commit these crimes you are going to get caught.’"

 

Charles Riley
SurfKY News Reporter
SurfKY News Photos/Charles Riley

 

 

Earlier Report

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (6/23/14) — An investigation by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department and the Pennyrile Narcotic Task Force has resulted in arrest warrants for 48 people.

Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Detective Wade Griggs secured warrants for 38 and Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Detective Troy Gibson assigned to PNTF secured warrants for 10 people on drug related charges.

At 5 p.m. Monday, June 23, officers met at Muhlenberg Central Dispatch for a debriefing, prior to attempting to serve arrest warrants on those charged.

Charges varied from trafficking in marijuana to trafficking in methamphetamine and heroin.
The Sheriff's department credits community involvement and cooperation among law enforcement agencies for the successful operation.

The investigation will be ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Kentucky State Police, Powderly Police, Central City Police, and Greenville Police Departments assisted in the roundup.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
SurfKY News Photos/Charles Riley

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/28/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: The Sound of… Read More

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (03/29/15) – There was a huge community outpouring for the “ShaniceInspired” 5K and 1 mile run/walk on… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5730

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5347

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5123

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5059

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4246

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4033

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13637

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11579

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2908

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1927

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1557

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1335

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1148

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 989

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 925

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 28, 2015 869

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 28, 2015 847

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 837

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher