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Multiple arrests made in safety sweep roadblock


The McCreary County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police conducted a road safety checkpoint early Monday morning, resulting in the arrest of 11 individuals on various charges.

Sheriff Randy Waters reported the arrests Monday morning, stating it was a productive night of work.

“Along with the KSP, we conducted a road safety checkpoint, which resulted in several arrests,” he said. “We take the safety of our residents very seriously, and will continue to do periodic checkpoints to ensure our roads do not present a danger to people.”

Trooper Shaler Jones made two OUI arrests, including Billy Gooding, 38, of Waynesburg, who faces additional charges of receiving stolen property, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, several traffic offenses and bench warrants and an indictment warrant out of Lincoln County.

Trooper Harrison Wells also made two OUI arrests, and McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy Odell Smith arrested three on possession of drug paraphernalia and other charges.

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