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Drug round-up yields 20 arrests

Drug round-up yields 20 arrests

Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 9:05 pm

Twenty people from throughout the area were arrested on various drug-related charges during a drug round-up Friday in Fulton County, Ky.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force — along with a number of other law enforcement agencies — began the drug round-up about 6 a.m.
Fulton County sheriff’s deputy David Thomas said the arrests were the result of undercover drug buys that allegedly had occurred throughout the county and were conducted by the sheriff’s office and the task force. On April 22, the sheriff’s office and task force officers met with the Fulton County Grand Jury and obtained sealed indictments, with two other people arrested on active Fulton County warrants.
As a result of the raids, new charges will be placed against some of the suspects who were arrested Friday, as well as some others, according to Thomas.
In addition, some suspects named in sealed indictments were not located Friday and will be served once they are located.
Among those taken into custody Friday were:
• Jeremy Alexander of South Fulton — first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and second-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.
• Lisa J. Barnes of Hickman, Ky. — first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified). Bond was set at $15,000 cash.
• Dewey W. Busby of Hickman — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000.
• Leslie Dunn of Clinton, Ky. — trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. She was arrested April 22 at the Fulton County Grand Jury.
• Lisa Edgin of Hickman — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.
• Linda L. Evans of Hickman — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and second-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000, with additional charges to be taken out against her.
• Rodney Evans of Obion County — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and second-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000 cash. He was arrested by the Obion County Sheriff’s Department.
• Ethelbert Hamil of Hickman — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified). Bond was set at $15,000 cash.
• Samantha Horton Pryor of Clinton — complicity to traffic in marijuana less than eight ounces and complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. Bond was set at $15,000 cash. She was arrested Thursday by the Hickman County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Office.
• Daubrey Lawrence of Hickman — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. There were also two active Fulton County District Court warrants for failure to appear that were served. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.
• Georgia A. Lawrence of Hickman — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified), trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and second-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.
• Doris A. Martin of Fulton — first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) and first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $50,000 cash.
• Larncell Martin of Fulton — first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.
• Marion W. McCollum of Hickman — second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (unspecified) and second-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.
• Amy Taylor of South Fulton — first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Bond was set at $15,000. She was arrested in Tennessee by the South Fulton Police Department.
• Joe Taylor Jr. of Fulton — trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000 cash. Additional charges will be taken against him.
• Ronnie Taylor of Fulton — trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $15,000.
• Justin A. Warren of Hickman — trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and first-degree persistent felony offender. He was arrested April 22 at the Fulton County Grand Jury.
• Diane T. Taylor of Fulton — drug paraphernalia buy/possession. She was at one of the residences raided. Bond was set at $250.
• Michael G. Rouse of Hickman — He was arrested on an active Fulton County District Court warrant for failure to appear and was at one of the residences raided.
According to Thomas, about 36 officers and six K-9s from several local law enforcement agencies assisted in the drug round-up. They included the Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Probation & Parole, Fulton Police Department, Graves County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Office, Mayfield (Ky.) Police Department, Fulton County Detention Center, Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, Hickman Police Department, Fulton County constables, Hickman County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Department, Obion County Sheriff’s Department and South Fulton Police Department.
“Fulton County is like everywhere else and has its share of drug problems,” Thomas said. “With the continuing support and tips from the people in the community, we can continue to address this ongoing problem that affects everyone. Information you have provided is appreciated and makes round-ups like (Friday’s operation) possible. All tips will remain completely confidential.”
Published in The Messenger 5.17.10

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