Suspected drug dealers arrested in Twin Cities
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 9:02 pm
A lengthy investigation of alleged drug activity resulted in a round-up of five suspected drug dealers — including two juveniles — Saturday night in the Twin Cities.
The round-up was conducted at 6 p.m. by officers from the Fulton Police Department, Fulton County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Department, Fulton County Detention Center and South Fulton Police Department.
According to a press release from Fulton police, the operation stemmed from several months of investigation by Fulton police using informants to make drug buys and then obtaining warrants for the alleged drug dealers’ arrests.
Among those arrested on drug-related charges were:
• Thomas L. Sims, 22, of 814 Fairview, Fulton, who was charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school and first-degree wanton endangerment.
• Brandon Shipp, 19, of 303 Willow Drive, South Fulton, who was charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school.
• Justine W. Atchley, 26, of 105 Poplar Place, Fulton, who was charged with trafficking in marijuana (facilitation), trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school (facilitation) and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
• Male juvenile from Fulton, who was charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana and two counts of trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school.
• Male juvenile from Fulton, who was charged with trafficking marijuana and trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school.
The five adults were all transported to the Fulton County Detention Center and the two juveniles were both transported to a juvenile facility in Paducah, Ky. The names of the two juveniles were not disclosed by police.
Also arrested during the round-up on other active warrants were Ozell M. Donald, 39, and Eric W. Madding, 21, both of Fulton, who were each charged with failure to appear on a Fulton County District Court warrant and transported to the Fulton County Detention Center.
Fulton Police Chief Terry Powell said the Fulton Police Department still has other active warrants for other suspected drug dealers in Fulton. As soon as arrests are made, additional names and charges will be disclosed.
Published in The Messenger 3.7.11