Whitley County Drug Roundup

Whitley County sheriff Colan Harrell reports a drug round-up. At least twelve people were taken to jail during the sting Monday. Deputies had warrants for twenty people accused of dealing either prescription pills or marijuana. The undercover investigations started eight months ago and led to the April 1st round-up. Sheriff Harrell says they are still searching for several suspects. Those arrested were:

Johnny Blakely, age 49, KY 92E, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, possession of controlled substance 3rd (2 counts), prescription not in original container (2 counts), possession of gun by convicted felon, and possession of handgun by convicted felon.

Gary Croley, age 45, Powers Hollow, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a marijuana.

James Durham, age 69, of the Gatliff Community, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree (2 counts).

Gregory Waddell, age 45, Meador Creek Road, Rockhold, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree.

Hiram Smith, age 57, Cumberland Falls Road, Corbin, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree.

Dewey Wilson, age 59, Amos Falls Road, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree.

Edna Canada, age 28, of Hwy 204 in the Canadatown Community, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (2 counts).

Ricky Taylor, age 35, of Hwy 904 in the Gatliff Community, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree.

Freddie Taylor, age 38, of Sally Gap, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (2 counts).

Norman Peace, age 63, of Verne Road, Williamsburg, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree.

Jimmy Canada, age 35, of Hwy 204 in the Canadatown Community, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree.

Rick Claxton, age 38, of Smith Branch, Williamsburg, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree.

Heather Ward, age 26, Meador Creek Road, Rockhold, KY, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree.