Fourteen Arrests during Crackdown on Illegal Drug Trafficking in Knox County, Kentucky

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BARBOURVILLE, KY - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is reporting that on Monday, January 24, 2022 Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith along with several deputies arrested 14 individuals for trafficking in controlled substances.

These arrests were the result of undercover drug investigations conducted by The Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

The following individuals were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center:

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Cindy Broughton M age 44 of Barbourville, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Eric Johnson age 41 of Barbourville, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Jermey Davidson age 33 of Girdler, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Ted Davis Gray age 66 of Artemus, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

James Senters age 28 of Barbourville, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Sheila Bond age 51 of Artemus, KY (Not pictured) charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified)

Paul Hubbard age 60 of Gray, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Tammy Cox Johnson age 49 of Cannon, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Ronald L Engle age 60 of Hinkle, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified)
  • Trafficking in Marijuana-over 8 ounces

Loretta Lynn Tye age 50 of Corbin, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified)

At the time of her arrest she was charged with:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Degree (oxycodone) when oxycodone was found in her possession

Clarence Egner age 46 of Corbin, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Jerry Simpson age 47 of Barbourville, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Bobby Shelton age 66 of Flat Lick, KY charged with:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine),
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence after finding two plastic bags containing approximately 8 grams of suspected Methamphetamine in his possession

Frank D Helton age 48 of Flat Lick, KY charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Photos of the accused are courtesy of the Knox County Detention Center.

These arrests are part of Sheriff Mike Smith’s continued crackdown on illegal drug trafficking in Knox County. Operation UNITE assisted in the investigation.

 

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