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December 9, 2017

Drug ring members could get 20 years each...

EPIC BUST!! 19 LAWRENCE COUNTY RESIDENTS INDICTED BY GRAND JURY ON ORGANIZED CRIME & DRUG CHARGES, REVEALING THE SINGLE LARGEST DRUG DEALING ENTERPRISE IN LAWRENCE CO. HISTORY

GROUP WAS BRINGING IN METH AND VARIOUS OTHER NARCOTICS FROM OUT OF STATE AND ACROSS THE STATE FROM LOUISVILLE, FEDERAL CHARGES MAY BE LURKING NEXT

Several indictments handed down Friday by a Lawrence Co. Grand Jury are linked to the same Organized Crime Ring, a Lawrence Co. Sheriff's dept. release said. Nineteen mostly Lawrence Countians (two were from Pike Co., Ky and one from W.Va.) were charged for conspiring to Traffic In A Controlled Substance on a continued basis and are now looking at a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, some who are repeat offenders are also charged with Persistent Felony Offender which could enhance their sentence significantly.

Here is the list of those charged this month:

 


Prince StevensPrince StevensPrince M. Stevens, 25 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted By The Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (Class B Felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas T. HackneyNicholas T. HackneyNicholas Hackney, 27 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted By The Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (Class B Felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul HackneyPaul HackneyPaul Timothy Shane Hackney, 35 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by The Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (Class B Felony) Penalty: 10 To 20 Years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis J. BoydAlexis J. BoydAlexis J. Boyd, 23 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Matthew R. Caudill Matthew R. CaudillMatthew R. Caudill, 35 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaitlin RoopKaitlin RoopKatlin R. Roop, 24 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years and Persistent Felony Offender in the 2nd Degree (enhancement). Bond set at $25,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian A. RoopBrian A. RoopBrian A. Roop, 31 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years and Persistent Felony Offender in the 2nd Degree (enhancement). Bond set at $25,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy VanoverJeremy VanoverJeramie Vanover, 40 of Catlettsburg, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years and Persistent Felony Offender in the 2nd Degree (enhancement). Bond set at $25,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey L. ThomasJoey L. ThomasJoey Lee Thomas, 31 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years and Persistent Felony Offender in the 2nd Degree (enhancement). Bond set at $25,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn A. FitzpatrickShawn A. FitzpatrickShawn Fitzpatrick, 22 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years and Persistent Felony Offender in the 2nd Degree (enhancement). Bond set at $25,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joann Chapman CollinsJoann Chapman CollinsJoann Chapman Collins, 49 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert D. PowersRobert D. PowersRobert D. Powers, 24 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny W. GibsonJohnny W. GibsonJohnny W. Gibson, 44 of Pikeville, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zachary GibsonZachary GibsonZachary W. Gibson, 22 of Pikeville, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broderick N. CyrusBroderick N. CyrusBroderick N. Cyrus, 40 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda ThomasAmanda ThomasAmanda B. Thomas, 35 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith A. PenixKeith A. PenixKeith A. Penix, 26 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy T. JusticeRandy T. JusticeRandy T. Justice, 38 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine MullinsJasmine MullinsJasmine I. Mullins, 21 of Fort Gay, WV. Indicted by the Grand Jury For Engaging In Organized Crime (class B felony) Penalty: 10 to 20 years. Bond set for $20,000.

 

 

 

 

The Grand Jury charges that from August 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017 in Lawrence County the above named defendants committed the offense of Engaging In Organized Crime by knowingly and unlawfully committing or in the commission of, the offense of Trafficking In A Controlled Substance In The 1st° on a continuing basis with four or more individuals.

 

Other GJ Indictments handed up:


no photo available clip art 24455no photo available clip art 24455Melissa Frazier-Allen, 37 of Ashland, Ky. Indicted on FALSE/MISREPRESENTATION/STATEMENTS to Obtain Welfare Benefits (class D felony) Penalty: 1 to 5 years

The grand jury charges that on or before September 1, 2013 through September 30, 2016 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully misrepresented statements to obtain welfare benefits with the intent to defraud, made a false statement or misrepresentation or by other means failed to disclose a material fact used in determining the persons qualification to receive benefits and or any assistance program, or with the intent to defraud, failed to report a change in the factors affecting the persons eligibility for benefits, resulting in overpayment of $18,523.

 

02. William W. Chafin02. William W. ChafinWilliam Chafin, 29 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on Fraudulent Use Of A Credit Card (class D felony) Penalty: 1 to 5 years

The grand jury charges that on July 8, 2017 through September 18, 2017 the defendant committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully misappropriating or attempting to misappropriate of food stamp authorization to purchase card, food stamp identification card or a Medicaid identification card or misappropriate other benefits from any program with which the person has been assigned responsibility, nor shall the person knowingly fail to report any of these activities.

 

 

 

 

April Ann HarperApril Ann HarperApril Harper, 33 Louisa, Ky. Indicted On Fraudulent Use Of An EBT Card (class D felony), Possession Of A Controlled Substance in the 1st Degree (class D felony) Penalty: 1 to 5 years and Theft By Unlawful Taking (shoplifting) (class D felony) Penalty 1-5 years and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (misdemeanor)

The Grand Jury charges that on September 18, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully misappropriating or attempting to misappropriate of food stamp authorization to purchase card, food stamp identification card or a Medicaid identification card or misappropriate other benefits from any program in which the person has been a as signed responsibility, nor shall the person fail to report any activities, the defendant possessed a schedule II controlled substance, namely hydrocodone and knowingly and unlawfully taking $39.82 worth of items from Walmart of Louisa Kentucky. Bond is $5000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Bowen copySherry Bowen copySherry Bowen, 31 of Louisa Kentucky Indicted on Fraudulent Use of a EBT Card (class D felony) Penalty: 1 to 5 years

The grand jury charges that on September 18, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully misappropriating or attempting to misappropriate a food stamp authorization to purchase card, food stamp identification card or a Medicaid identification card or misappropriate other benefits from any program with which the person has been assigned responsibility, nor shall the person knowingly fail to report any of these activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian PerryLillian Perry

Lillian C. Perry, 37 of Louisa Kentucky Indicted on Fraudulent Use of a EBT Card (class D felony) Penalty: 1 to 5 years.

The grand jury charges that on September 18, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully misappropriating or attempting to misappropriate a food stamp authorization to purchase card, food stamp identification card or a Medicaid identification card or misappropriate other benefits from any program with which the person has been assigned responsibility, nor shall the person knowingly fail to report any of these activities. Bond is $5000.

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An indictment is not proof of guilt or innocence, but a charge that there is enough evidence to take the matter to trial.

 

 

 

Comments  

+2 #7 Lawlessness 2017-12-10 22:12
Same faces that are in the Lazer time after time for mostly drug related crimes. I'm surprised that a couple of these people are still alive. They've destroyed their families, their reputations and their bodies, but at the end of the day they are someone's child, brother, sister, or even someone's mother or father themselves. I'm all for getting these people the treatment that they need as a last chance for redemption, but the courts need to lay down the law to these repeat offenders if treatment isn't an option. Their constant criminal behavior make them a menace to society, and not only do they need punished, but locking them up could save their lives. At the end of the day the courts do nothing but encourage their way of life by not holding them more accountable for their crimes, and that is a crime in itself against our citizens. We care, but there has to be a breaking point! May God be with these people who have lost their way, and their loved ones whose hearts have been broken.
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+3 #6 Lol 2017-12-10 16:03
Just keep letting them out over and over and they will.keep doing it over and over.
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+3 #5 Jim Slade 2017-12-10 00:12
The sad part is, their family members knew they were dealers and did nothing. No mentoring, no guidance, but yet they will probably be the first crying injustice. If you dance to the tune you got to pay the fiddler. Between the 19, it's highly unlikely that they won't dime each other out for reduced sentence.
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+2 #4 B. johnson 2017-12-09 22:45
Hope they call get time also now they need to cut the pop out I have seen them carry cart loads out to their car go sell it for drugs while their children go hungry hope the state will pass a law no pop no drugs
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+7 #3 same ones 2017-12-09 22:45
Some are caught over and over again and nothing is done. These losers are making a total joke of the Lawrence County justice system and the judge who runs it.
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0 #2 Big Tom 2017-12-09 22:01
The same usual suspects and the look on their faces says it all. Great job law enforcement! We appreciate you!
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+3 #1 Taxpayer 2017-12-09 20:32
Rather than slap them on the wrist and let them go through rehab (ARC) or similar, give the JAIL time and rehab them there. Rehabilitation is NOT something people should be making money on.
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