Drug Round-Up in Knox County

(Barbourville, Ky.) – On April 22, 2016 members from Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan, Knox County Sheriff’s Department, and Operation Unite joined together and conducted a drug round-up in Knox County. These arrests are the result of a yearlong investigation into the illegal sell of drugs such as Oxycodone, Crystal Ice (Methamphetamine) and Suboxone. Barbourville City Police Department assisted with the drug round-up also.

The following were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Jail:

  • 1. Nick Jones, 27, of Artemus, charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st and 2nd degree.
  • 2. Shelly Mills, 37, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  • 3. Shaunna Roark- Peace, 33, of Trosper, charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree and one count of trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  • 4. Wendell Carter, 52, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st and 2nd degree.
  • 5. Jerry Simpson, 42, of Artemus, charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree.
  • 6. Alison Carnes, Pineville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  • 7. Danny Helton, 47, of Dewitt charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree and one count of trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  • 8. Kelly Davidson, 26, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st degree.
  • 9. Kevin Bargo, 40, Green Road, charged with four counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree.
  • 10. Carl Brian Penn, 48, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  • 11. James Donaldson, of Barbourville, charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  • 12. Jeffery Vaughn, of Barbourville, charged with trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree.
  • More arrests are pending.

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