14 indicted in Carter County

14 indicted in Carter County

There are 53 comments on the Grayson Journal-Enquirer story from Oct 1, 2008, titled 14 indicted in Carter County. In it, Grayson Journal-Enquirer reports that:

Carter County Circuit Clerk's office released indictments against seven individuals that were filed on August 26 and indictments against seven more that were filed on August 15.

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angry person

Morehead, KY

#1 Dec 22, 2008
This man sure got the shaft. If it can happen to him, it can happen to you.
Allison

Owingsville, KY

#2 Dec 22, 2008
If they are guilty they should pay the time.
backatyou

Dahlonega, GA

#3 Dec 23, 2008
Yes, if they are guilty.
Someone

Flatwoods, KY

#4 Dec 23, 2008
These ppl are quilty as sin. They were caught red handed, some of them have been busted before. Some are collected SS checks and dealing on the side. How much more does the courts need to finally get these ppl off the street for good.
worried citizen

Lexington, KY

#5 Dec 25, 2008
Its just a drop in the bucket popping these few, what we need is for the law to stop all drug dealers and make our streets safe again for our children its not the ppl doing the drugs thats the problem its the ppl going to Fla and bringing the drugs back to give to our children hasnt enough died yet?
biggun

Owensboro, KY

#6 Dec 25, 2008
there needs to be zero tollerence for these people!
When they get caught they need the book throwed at them. Dont give them a chance to rat.
It is not hard to figure out who is dealing,and using.
Everyone that gets busted is out the next day.
we need to make them do their full time with no exceptions.
When they get out and start dealing again ,make it double the time with no deals to rat on anyone elese to get off easy.
When they do the crime they need to be the one to do the time.
If the law would do this,i think that approach would be better than what we have now.
The dealers would either straighten up or be doing a lot more jailtime.either way would work!
Do Something

Ashland, KY

#7 Jan 3, 2009
It has to start with cleaning house in our legal system. Too many members of law enforcement are benefiting from supplementing their incomes with drug money. It's too easy. The only way this area is EVER going to get cleaned up is to bring in outside forces like the US Marshals or US Drug Task Force and bring the house down. Community members need to ban together and stop cowering in their homes. There's not one family in Greenup, B
oyd & Carter County that have NOT been affected by the prescription drug problem in one way or another.
snitches

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Jan 4, 2009
i heard that angela salyers fraley wore a wire on most of the people
Grayson gal

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Jan 6, 2009
That's why she moved to Ashland, she's a rat..Makes perfect sense, I thought she moved cause she done used up everyone in Willard and there was no where else to go..I hate rat's!
grayson

Richmond, KY

#11 Jan 20, 2009
I Think they should start drug testing people that are on welfare!!
olive hill

Clarkesville, GA

#12 Jan 20, 2009
amen... if they are to poor to pay their bills and need welfare then how can they afford drugs...
ME too

Grayson, KY

#13 Jan 20, 2009
I think they should drug test all of our local offials, police officers, and everyone else.... hmmm. wonder who would be left... We live in pill hill
Belinda Blevins

Dahlonega, GA

#14 Jan 22, 2009
does anyone know whatever happend to belinda blevins, she should be about 47 0r 49, had a brother who got killed in a truck wreck on parker trail, her eather was gene blevins {Perk}, use to date her in high school and was wondering if she is around here..Thanks for any Info....
grayson citizen

Ashland, KY

#15 Jan 22, 2009
i agree i think our police force is getting rich off the frugs they do compenscate
drug hater

Broken Arrow, OK

#16 Jan 22, 2009
Do Something wrote:
It has to start with cleaning house in our legal system. Too many members of law enforcement are benefiting from supplementing their incomes with drug money. It's too easy. The only way this area is EVER going to get cleaned up is to bring in outside forces like the US Marshals or US Drug Task Force and bring the house down. Community members need to ban together and stop cowering in their homes. There's not one family in Greenup, B
oyd & Carter County that have NOT been affected by the prescription drug problem in one way or another.
YOU ARE MY HERO.Myself I would love to see some of these (SCUMBAGS)made examples of .-Just as soon as the US MARSHALLS come to town.
SEXY MOMMA

Jeffersonville, IN

#17 Jan 22, 2009
I don't think that people going to fl are the problem i think were you live is the problem there are no jobs and nothing to do so that is a sure mix to have drug dealers and addicts like i previously said supply and demand
drug hater

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Jan 22, 2009
SEXY MOMMA wrote:
I don't think that people going to fl are the problem i think were you live is the problem there are no jobs and nothing to do so that is a sure mix to have drug dealers and addicts like i previously said supply and demand
LIKE I SAID NO SUPPLY NO DEMAND!YES FLORIDA IS A BIG PROBLEM.EVERY CLINIC DOWN THERE SHOULD TURN AWAY EVERYONE FROM CARTER CO.
Mee

Knox City, TX

#19 Mar 12, 2009
snitches wrote:
i heard that angela salyers fraley wore a wire on most of the people
I hope they sanitized it well before they used it on anyone else! EW!
Slap on the wrist

Olive Hill, KY

#20 Mar 13, 2009
Drug ring participants sentenced
By KENNETH HART - The Independent
ASHLAND — Monday was the day of reckoning for 10 of the 14 defendants charged by the U.S. government in a pill-trafficking conspiracy that stretched from south Florida to northeastern Kentucky.
The defendants, all of whom pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, were handed sentences ranging from time served to 21/2 years by U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning.
Roger Browne, 52, the Florida physician who illegally prescribed OxyContin and other narcotics to hundreds of area residents who would travel to his office in Coral Springs, received the longest sentence, 30 months.

Dathorne also said his client was unaware of the devastating effect that prescription drug addiction has had on Kentucky until after his arrest.
The judge also told Browne that while never addicted to drugs himself, unlike his co-defendants,“you’ve led to a lot of addictions.”
Federal agents found patient files for more than 500 northeastern Kentuckians when they raided Browne’s office in April of last year.
Rhonda Renee Burchett, 43, of Grayson, who prosecutors said was one of the ringleaders of the conspiracy, was sentenced to 21 months.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Dicken, the lead prosecutor in the case, Burchett was a “linchpin” between Drew Evans Lane Jr., 32, of Morehead, who bankrolled drug couriers’ trips to Florida, and Browne,“who had the keys to the medicine cabinet.”
Burchett suffers from numerous health problems, including cancer, Crohn’s disease and auto-immune deficiency, according to her attorney, Michael Curtis. She also cooperated in the government’s investigation of the drug ring, which helped shave time off her sentence, Dicken said.
“If not for her cooperation ... she’d be looking at a very lengthy sentence,” he said.
Curtis asked that his client be placed on home confinement because of her health issues, but Dicken objected, saying he thought a sentence without some prison time would unduly depreciate the seriousness of Burchett’s crimes.
Herbert Lindon, 57, and his wife, Janie Simmons, 47, of Sandy Hook, both received 16-month sentences, while Pearl Sue Drake, 40, of Grayson, and Jason Todd Marshall, 29, of Olive Hill, each were sentenced to a year. In pleading guilty, all four acknowledged that they traveled to Florida to obtain pills from Browne and gave some of the pills to their co-defendants when they returned to Kentucky.
James Clay, 30, and his brother, Seth Clay, 23, both of Morehead, were sentenced to three years of supervised release. However, both were also ordered to serve a term of home confinement within that period — four months for Seth Clay and six months for his brother. In Seth Clay’s case, Bunning ordered that he be allowed to serve his home incarceration at the drug rehabilitation center where he has been receiving treatment for his addiction since July.
Both Seth and James Clay admitted in pleading guilty that they received money from Lane to travel to Florida.
Charles Darren Withrow, 31, of Grayson, and Nick Sorrell, 26, of Morehead, both of whom the government said were relatively minor players in the conspiracy, were sentenced to time served.
Lane, who also pleaded guilty in November, is scheduled to be sentenced May 11, Dicken said.
A 12th defendant, Donald Melton, entered a guilty plea on Monday and will be sentenced at a later date. Another defendant, Kevin Burton, also has pleaded guilty. Charges are still pending against a 14th defendant, Charles Gibson Ryland, who is serving time on state drug charges.
Dicken called the case “a tragic example of what addiction will do to people.
“This is a bigger socioeconomic problem than we will ever arrest and prosecute our way out of,” he said.
Where are the biggies

Grayson, KY

#21 Mar 13, 2009
These people are just the little peons. We need the real dealers and the people who are making the major bucks. Like always, you stir the pot once in a while and skim off a few of the small fries.And the people are happy, we are catching drug dealer. Exactly what are these people being caught with???? Small amounts of pain pills. What about the meth. cocaine and heorin dealers? Does anyone ever, and I mean ever get caught with a major supply of that stuff. Of course not. The police are too busy catching a few pill heads and Doctors who are pill pushers. Who's bringing in the marijauana and the big time drug?? I tried to report a meth lab once and the officer said that the police wouldn't touch it as long as they could smell it. By the time the smell is gone so is the Meth.

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