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UPDATE: More Names Released from Muhlenberg Drug Roundup

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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.

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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.

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

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