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May 17, 2018

CRYSTAL METH CRYSTAL METH

LOUISA, Ky. -- On May 16, 2018 the Louisa Police Department was requested, along with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, to assist Ky. Probation and Parole with a home visit on Powhatten Street for a parolee that did not comply with their conditions, due to there being multiple people seen at the residence.

BUSTED IN LOUISA, L to R April Harper, 34, Shannon Jude, 41,  Frank Spears, 34 and Chris RatliffBUSTED IN LOUISA, L to R April Harper, 34, Shannon Jude, 41, Frank Spears, 34 and Chris Ratliff

 

Upon arriving at the residence, officers encountered two males in the driveway who were found to be in possession of a crystallized substance believed to be Methamphetamine. One of the males was found to have a set of digital scales and cash on him which led officers to believe they were involved in the trafficking of Methamphetamine.

Other items of drug paraphernalia were located in the residence at that area commonly used in drug trafficking along with more of the crystallized substance. A narcotics field test was performed on a small sample of the crystallized substance that showed positive for Methamphetamine.

The following individuals were arrested:

April A. Harper of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Steven Wilburn and charged with complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Harper was also charged with a parole violation by the Probation and Parole Officer.

Shannon L. Jude of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Steven Wilburn and charged with Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.

Frank D. Spears of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Chuck Jackson LCSO and charged with Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine.

Christopher Ratliff also of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Chuck Jackson LCSO and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Earlier in the day Sgt. Steven Wilburn and Chief Greg Fugitt arrested Jason D. Meadows from a vehicle in front of the residence. Meadows was wanted in the State of West Virginia for Drug Trafficking charges.

“Officers have been watching this residence for some time after receiving numerous complaints of heavy traffic,”  LPD Chief Greg Fugitt said.

Chief Fugitt advised that if you have any information of drug trafficking in Louisa or around Louisa please contact us at 606-638-4058.

All suspects were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

 

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+1 #9 wow 2018-05-21 17:37
Quoting Just saying:
For one, sending people to lock up isn’t always the answer and actually giving them probation or whatever happens to them saved taxpayers money and failed them and it is just the judge. The judge just sets a sentence, law enforcement and Anthony Skeens are the ones that decide the deals that these people get and to keep them locked up when they can make a big arrest and make it look like they are saving people not the case. Get them some help, if they don’t want it then lock them up. I pray that everyone that comments and places judgment on how low these people are can place that on themselves and the ones they love.




I'm not passing judgment, I have a child that is on drugs and had to demand for her to locked up. Locking them up will save their lives even for a little while. It better than what they are doing now.
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+2 #8 Resident 2018-05-19 21:17
Quoting And nothings being:
They have been doing this for years and nothing's being done. There are small children in the house and the cops did nothing and this report mentions nothing of the small children. The landlord knows what's going on here, she should be charged and the house should be taken and put up for sale. The people of Louisa demand justice.


Well seeing that Shannon Jude's mother is the landlord and she had the same people in and out as he does tells me she's just as guilty as he is. All the neighbors can attest that that house has been a drug haven for years, with several instances of them using needles in their driveway as well as the driveway next door. If it doesn't come to an end soon the home owners all around may just have to take things into their own hands.
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-2 #7 Just saying 2018-05-19 17:33
For one, sending people to lock up isn’t always the answer and actually giving them probation or whatever happens to them saved taxpayers money and failed them and it is just the judge. The judge just sets a sentence, law enforcement and Anthony Skeens are the ones that decide the deals that these people get and to keep them locked up when they can make a big arrest and make it look like they are saving people not the case. Get them some help, if they don’t want it then lock them up. I pray that everyone that comments and places judgment on how low these people are can place that on themselves and the ones they love.
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+3 #6 Sentencing 101 2018-05-19 02:48
The Harper gal is obviously knocking on deaths door, and locking her up would probably save her life. The Jude guy, he's a regular in the courthouse news and for him to still have freedom is nothing short of amazing, but then again the judge consistently makes a mockery of the bench which allows this stuff to continue. Having the demon of addiction within my own family, I understand and am not here to bash anyone, but it's obvious that justice is certainly not being served in these countless drug offenses....oft en by repeat offenders.
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+3 #5 And nothings being 2018-05-18 19:16
They have been doing this for years and nothing's being done. There are small children in the house and the cops did nothing and this report mentions nothing of the small children. The landlord knows what's going on here, she should be charged and the house should be taken and put up for sale. The people of Louisa demand justice.
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+5 #4 Prison 2018-05-18 14:48
Quoting wow:
Lets see, one them has been arrested several times and placed on house arrest approximately three times now if not more. Has it stopped him? No, he deals straight from his home out in the open and the courts just lets him walk back out of jail to do it again and again and again. when is the law going to be enforced?


I agree. How many times do you need to arrest this guy for drugs before you put him away for a long time? This is a waste of taxpayers' money over and over again. I want my tax money spent like it is intended to be. PUT HIM AWAY.
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+7 #3 Yep 2018-05-18 11:09
The judge needs to go. He slaps their hands and lets them go. They go back to selling asap. I'm sick and tired of it.
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+5 #2 Never 2018-05-17 23:44
Never as long as Judge Preston is the judge. The law enforcement depts. are doing their job. The judge lets them off easy. Worse judge in the history of Lawrence County.
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+13 #1 wow 2018-05-17 20:36
Lets see, one them has been arrested several times and placed on house arrest approximately three times now if not more. Has it stopped him? No, he deals straight from his home out in the open and the courts just lets him walk back out of jail to do it again and again and again. when is the law going to be enforced?
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