Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pike County Men Plead Not Guilty

{Pikeville, Kentucky}...During a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Pikeville, attorneys for accused drug dealers Kenneth Gannon, 53, of Aflex, and 42 year old Russell West of McVeigh waived rights to a formal arraignment and entered not guilty pleas on charges of conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone. The trial was set for July 16th. Prosecutors say the two men were involved in a pill pipeline operation from Florida. Pikeville attorney Steve Owens, who is representing West, told U.S. District Judge Ed Atkins that Jerrmaine St. Charles Littles, 32, of Clearwater, Florida, is still being held in Florida, where he pleaded guilty, and he may not be brought to Kentucky.