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Sheriff Reports Multiple Drug Arrests in September after Joint Interdiction Operation with Burnside Police Department in Pulaski County, Kentucky

SOMERSET, KY - Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones is reporting multiple individuals were arrested in the month of September following a joint operation with the Burnside Police Department.

The focus of the operation was to:

  • Conduct traffic stops
  • Locate illegal narcotics
  • Gather intelligence

The dates of the operation were September 12th, September 14th, September 19th, and September 21st.

During the course of the operation, the following individuals were arrested:

Johnathan Davis, Age 44, of Somerset:

• Speeding
• Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance
• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine)

Destany Mounce, Age 25, of Somerset:

• Violation of Bond Conditions (Pulaski Circuit Court Warrant)
• Violation of Bond Conditions (Pulaski Circuit Court Warrant)

David Letner, age 37, of Somerset:

• Failure to Maintain Required Insurance
• Failure to or Improper Signal
• Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess
• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
• Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License

Alexus Adams, age 30, of Somerset:

• No Tail Lamps
• Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License
• Possession of Marijuana
• Theft of Identity of Another Without Consent
• Failure to Appear (Pulaski District Court Warrant)
• Contempt of Court (Pulaski District Court Warrant)

Edward Sneed, age 43, of Bronston:

• No Registration Receipt
• No Registration Plates
• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

Terry Foley, age 44, of Somerset:

• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

Justin Price, age 32, of Somerset:

• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

Latisha Russell, age 33, of Monticello:
• Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess
• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)

David Acridge, age 54, of Somerset:

• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

All of these arrests were made during the interdiction operation from September 12th through September 19th.

In addition to the arrests law enforcement recovered a stolen vehicle, executed a search warrant on a residence and issued numerous traffic citations.

On the last date of the operation, September 21st, several incidents occurred that were noteworthy.

At approximately 4:57 P.M., Detective Tan Hudson was Westbound on Highway 192 and observed a four wheeler on the highway operating in a reckless manner, crossing over into the opposite lane of travel.

Detective Hudson activated his emergency equipment to conduct a stop and the four wheeler failed to stop.

Law Enforcement continued to pursue the four wheeler onto Blaze Valley Road and then onto Piney Grove Road.

The suspect left the roadway in an attempt to avoid law enforcement and drove through a wire fence.

The four wheeler eventually returned to the roadway, where it traveled a short distance and then drove into a driveway, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by Ferguson Police Chief David Cornett and Detective Hudson.

The four wheeler operator was identified as John Wissing, age 55, of Somerset, KY.

John Wissing was taken into custody and charged with the following:

• Reckless Driving
• Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Cont. Sub. 1st
• Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
• No Registration Plates
• Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st Offense
• Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License
• Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
• Disregarding a Stop Sign
• Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (On Foot)
• Parole Violation (Kentucky Parole Board Warrant)

On the same date, Detective Trent Massey, along with Deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant on Daulton Lane in southern Pulaski County.

Deputies attempting to make contact at the front door of the residence, with no response could see a male attempting to flee through to the rear of the residence.

Deputies in the rear of the residence then forced entry.

Once inside the residence, Deputies encountered Jeremia Seth Sanders, age 25, of Somerset. Deputies ordered Sanders to the ground and he refused to comply. After a brief struggle, Sanders was taken into custody.

Another male subject, Evan Compton, age 27, of Somerset, was taken into custody in a back bedroom. Deputies searched the residence and uncovered:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Fentanyl
  • Cocaine

Deputies also recovered digital scales, baggies, and other items commonly associated with the crime of trafficking in illegal narcotics.

Evan Compton was taken into custody and charged with the following:

• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams Methamphetamine)
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense Fentanyl
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (< 4 grams Cocaine)
• Failure to Appear (Pulaski District Court Warrant)
• Failure to Appear (Pulaski District Court Warrant)

Jeremia Sanders was taken into custody and charged with the following:

• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams Methamphetamine)
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense Fentanyl
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (< 4 grams Cocaine)
• Resisting Arrest
• Contempt of Court (Pulaski District Court Warrant)
• Contempt of Court (Pulaski District Court Warrant)
• Contempt of Court (Pulaski District Court Warrant)

The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.

Also arrested on a traffic stop on September 21, was James Huesman, age 44, of Nicholasville, KY.

James Huesman had numerous outstanding warrants and was charged with the following:

• Failure to Appear (Garrard Circuit Court Warrant)
• Failure to Appear (Pulaski Circuit Court Warrant)
• Failure to Appear (Pulaski Circuit Court Warrant)
• Non-Payment of Court Costs (Jessamine District Court Warrant)
• Failure to Appear (Jessamine District Court Warrant)
• Failure to Appear (Jessamine District Court Warrant)

During the course of the operation, Law Enforcement seized the following:

• Approximately 1,591.21 grams of Methamphetamine
• Approximately 37.05 grams of Fentanyl
• Approximately 2 grams of Cocaine
• 59 pills
• 1 stolen vehicle
• Over $7,000.00 in drug proceeds

Participating in the Operation over the two-week period were the following:

  • Chief Deputy Todd Wilson – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Lieutenant Daryl Kegley – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Tan Hudson – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Trent Massey – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sergeant Branson Patterson – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sergeant Dan Pevley – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sergeant Preston Pitman – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Dylan West – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Noah Wesley – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Logan Crabtree – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Evan Whitis – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Daniel Drury – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Jay Picard – Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Mike Hill – Burnside Police Department
  • Officer Andrew Payne – Burnside Police Department
  • Officer Zach Mayfield – Burnside Police Department

Sheriff Bobby Jones Pulaski 200

Sheriff Bobby Jones (right) stated the following about the operation “I am extremely proud of the commitment the Deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office exhibit in an effort to apprehend narcotics traffickers in our county. We are blessed to have great partners, like the Burnside Police Department, who share our enthusiasm to remove this criminal element” continued Sheriff Jones.

Sheriff Jones stated “All of these Deputies and Officers, although they were paid, chose to work this detail on their own time, demonstrating a passion to making our community safer.”

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at PulaskiSheriff.com.

 

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