Drug Round-up in Paintsville, courtesy of WYMT
Posted in the Paintsville Forum
#1 Apr 16, 2010
One eastern Kentucky police department is working to clean up a growing drug problem in their community.
Paintsville Police rounded up dozens of alleged drug offenders Friday as part of a six-month investigation named Operation Spring Cleaning
Captain Michael Roe says drugs are a huge problem in the county, and they want to rid the county of all potential drug dealers.
"We're making a difference in this county and this city. We're out to close these people down," Roe said.
Police started rounding up alleged drug offenders early Friday morning, and in just a few short hours, arrested more than 20 people.
But the biggest bust was an accidental one. While looking for one suspect in a mobile home, police saw an active meth lab in plain view.
"When we made entrance into the home, and the lab was basically sitting in the open," Roe said.
Police found shake and bake labs, needles, meth, and even marijuana.
They arrested Jay Krauter, Stephanie Music, and Travis Blair on several charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"Any time you can take a drug dealer or a meth cooker off the street, you gotta feel good about yourself," Roe said.
Several suspects are still at large, but police are confident they will find them.
"They're small-timers, but we're gonna close them down, we are gonna stop them from selling drugs," Roe said.
"If they're selling drugs they need to change their lifestyle or we will get you, that is a promise," Captain Jason Arms said.
This is the list of people arrested so far:
Earl Rodney Ward, Bennie J. Blevins, Ervin Napier Jr., Charles Burke, Patrick M. Drane, Sandra Farris, Brittany Jo Wells, Steve Wells, Joan Estep, William Stapleton, Sabrina Dyer, Jeff Hunter, Johnny Dennison, Shaun Blackburn, R.B. Robbins, Lora Robbins, Keith Rowland, Kyle Horless, Jay Krauter, Stephanie Music, Travis Blair, Frankie Music, Sarah Hayes, Nancy Preston, Missy Hollins, Glenna Harmon, Kathy Mollette, Bill Baker, Gary Fairchild.
#2 Apr 17, 2010
why dont they go after the big guys instead of the little people that take the wrap ???
#3 Apr 17, 2010
because they pay their protection money, power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutly.
#4 Apr 19, 2010
ispatrick drain a nark/
#5 Apr 19, 2010
I think anyone who does drugs should be off the street. They are only giving this town a bad name. All druggies should be put in jail for the rest of their lives. Maybe if they are in jail long enough they will realize their mistakes and hopefully change their lives before they all end up dead. Your body can only handle the drugs for so long before it gives out. They all need caught and prayed for.
#6 Apr 19, 2010
Round them all up big and small, sick of them all!!
Saint Paul, MN
#7 Apr 30, 2010
Patrick is a narc... I thought he was straight until I got "busted"... or so they thought they were gonna get somethin.... but anywayz mike roe himself told me Patrick pointed at my house after leaving it... to bad for them they didn't give me any credit where it was due... good luck with all that shit I got the hell outta dodge... business is better elsewhere!
#8 May 2, 2010
Patricks a f*ckin tool.
he needs his ass kicked.
hopefully he rats on the wrong person..
#9 May 6, 2010
All u ignorant hillbillies will never learn it is never going to change because everywhere you go its like that big citys litte hillbilly towns like paintsville. First of all your judge Susan Johnson is the biggest coke whore in the town as well as her husband. So if you want it changed you need to get rid of every city councle member sheriffs cops and judges anybody who has power you need to get them out of office. And nebody who says Susan isn't I have seen her with my two eyes buy coke off a family member when I was 17 years old. I hope the federal govt comes in and shuts down all the big ppl in that town and unite is a bunch of bullshit ppl trying to get there jollys off thinking they caught somebody and stroken eachothers egos.....thought I was gonna say somethin else ey
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