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Grand Jury indicts 23

Photo by Greg Bird Local law enforcement officers spent Tuesday rounding up suspects indicted by the Grand Jury after an undercover operation last year.

Photo by Greg Bird
Local law enforcement officers spent Tuesday rounding up suspects indicted by the Grand Jury after an undercover operation last year.

The majority of the indictments are the result of investigations by the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, Kentucky State Police, and local law enforcement, dating back to last year. 10 of the indictments list LCADTF Agent Robbie Clark as the witness in the case, while a further four have KSP Detective Billy Correll as the presenting witness.

Tuesday afternoon, after the indictments were unsealed, local law enforcement did a large-scale round-up of the indicted individuals, taking the majority of them into custody.

Indicted as part of the undercover operation were:

Laurence Buster, of Whitley City, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for allegedly selling five Morphine tablets to a confidential informant on April 23, 2014.

Charles Baird, of Pine Knot, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree and one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree for allegedly selling a total of 20 Hydrocodone tablets to a confidential informant on September 30 and October 10, 2014.

Leanna Murphy, of Strunk, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree for allegedly selling two Buprenorphine tablets to a confidential informant on October 1, 2014.

Nora Coleman, of Parkers Lake, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree for allegedly selling two Hydrocodone tablets to a confidential informant on April 24, 2014.

Michael Hines, of Stearns, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for allegedly selling 12 Oxycodone tablets to a confidential informant within a 90-day period around April 2014.

Glenna Garner, of Pine Knot, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for allegedly selling two Oxycodone tablets to a confidential informant on October 7, 2014.

Garner was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after four previous felony convictions in McCreary Circuit Court dating back to 2006.

George Rose, of Parkers Lake, was indicted on two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree for allegedly selling a total of 14 Hydrocodone tablets to a confidential informant in April and May of last year.

Donald King, of Pine Knot, was indicted on two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for allegedly selling two Oxycodone and 15 Hydrocodone to a confidential informant in October of last year.

Jesse West, of Pine Knot, was indicted on two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for allegedly selling a total of three Oxycodone to a confidential informant in September and October of last year.

Andrea Woodward, of Whitley City, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree for allegedly selling one Suboxone pill to a confidential informant on October 20, 2014.

Robin Sexton, of Pine Knot, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for allegedly selling 10 Oxycodone pills to a confidential informant on October 7, 2014.

Eddie Sexton was also named in the indictment and charged with Criminal Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for reportedly aiding and assisting the sale of the aforementioned pills.

Lind Johnson, of Pine Knot, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree for allegedly selling one Suboxone pill to a confidential informant on October 20, 2014.

Abigail Stephens, of Pine Knot, was indicted on two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree for allegedly selling one Suboxone strip on two separate occasions in October of last year,

Other indictments included:

Misty McCoy, Kenneth Phillips, and Eddie Davis, of Marshes Siding were named in an indictment charging them with Manufacturing Methamphetamine. According to the court document the individuals knowingly and unlawfully had chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of meth, with the intent to manufacture the drug on March 14.

Tony Goodwin, of Whitley City, was also named in the indictment, charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine Second Offense for reportedly knowingly and unlawfully possessing chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of meth, with the intent to manufacture the drug.

Jordan Musgrove, of Pine Knot, was charged with one count of Assault Second Degree for allegedly striking Vernon Cross in the face and causing serious physical injury on May 3.

Roscoe Garland, Jr., of Revelo, was indicted on one count of Sodomy in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Rape in the Second Degree for allegedly engaging in deviant sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old child on June 21, 2014.

Ronald Ellis and Penny Bean, of Revelo, were charged with Cultivating Marijuana More than 5 Plants for allegedly planting and cultivating more than five marijuana plants on June 4.

Timothy Winterholler, of Shepherdsville, was indicted on three charges related to a March 22 incident where he was reportedly fleeing from a Burnside Constable, and crashed in to the cruiser of Kentucky State Police Trooper Wendell Higgenbotham on U.S. 27 in Whitley City.

Winterholler was charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree for wantonly damaging the cruiser and Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree. He was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after previous felony convictions in the McCreary Circuit Court in 2006 and 2011.

As is custom after every election, the Grand Jury reviews the reports of precinct workers, Election Commission and County Clerk to determine if any investigation is needed into the election.

The Grand Jury found no evidence of wrongdoing or any information which would warrant further investigation into the election process during the last election.

The Voice would like to remind our readers that an indictment is not an indication of one’s guilt or innocence, but represents that enough evidence exists in a case to pursue the matter in a court of law.

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