Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Drug Roundup In Floyd County

  • {Prestonsburg, Kentucky}...As the result of an eight-month undercover investigation into the illegal sale of drugs in Floyd County, Operation UNITE, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police arrested 10 of 17 suspected drug dealers Tuesday. The investigation led to the interception of a package containing Suboxone hidden inside materials mailed from 26 year old Larry Ellison of Somerset to a relative inmate at Otter Creek Correctional Center in Wheelwright. Police arrested nine other individuals:

• George Adkins, 63, KY 3379, Grethel, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and persistent felony offender.

• Eugene Arms, 43, Georges Branch, East Point, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Joshua Blanton, 24, Myrtle Branch, Prestonsburg, cultivating of marijuana (30 plants).

• Donna Case, 51, Little Mud, Harold, one count each second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Finley Case, 45, Little Mud, Harold, one count each second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Ronald Gayheart, 59, Middle Branch, McDowell, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and two counts possession of a shotgun by a convicted felon.

• Anthony Gunnels, 37, River Pass Road, Harold, three counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Randall Ratliff, 37, Big Branch Hollow Road, Honaker, one count second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Tracy Risner, 23, Madison Avenue, Prestonsburg, one count second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.