Reazon they called him cause he kept the dope handy to sell thank the lord he is outta the way. Go Micky You got our voteroger benton is my brother and i know the ashley benton that riplied on this form and the bryan benton i have never heard of is not in our family and roger has never had anything to do with drugs and i know for a fact that ashley benton would never write or say any thing like that about his dad and if he ever find out who wrote it better be whatching his back for ahsley will be looking for you. if he wasnt such a good sheriff why did people call him wanting to know what to do because people were drivin drunk and selling dope were they lived and wanted to know what to do and he said call mickey whitt hes your sheriff not me morgan county alected him not me.
#23 Oct 14, 2009
#24 Oct 14, 2009
well cassie you can go to hell i know what my brother has not done and saying he has done drugs or has had any thing to do with them is crazy as you are.
#25 Oct 15, 2009
I guess that must of been something else he was sent off to the pen for...LOL
I used to have the investigation and trial transcripts of him and the Coal Baron Fredrick.By the way did he every get his felon record cleaned up so he could pack a firearm or will he be only be permitted to carry a slingshot.
#26 Oct 15, 2009
lmao he must have had to go to the pen for doin so much good things for morgan county lmao Lord knows poor roger never touched any drugs yeah right next theyll be tryin to tell that a green bean is blue lmao
#27 Oct 15, 2009
It would be nice if some of you 'illiterate' citizens would communicate in complete sentences.
Roger would be a good sheriff. Nuff said.
#28 Oct 15, 2009
some of you people on this forum think you know what you are talking about but you dont know crap. roger was at the robert kennedy youthcenter in morgan town west virgina. he was never behind bars or lock up at any time he was there he came and went as he pleased. so before you taking about him get your facts straight i know mine are .
#29 Oct 15, 2009
and why was he there??????
#30 Oct 15, 2009
Yea,I would like Ada to try and explain what was in that deep freeze.
#31 Oct 15, 2009
Heres a start for you Ada to get your own facts straight.The rest of you probably remember us being nick named "Little Chicago" after this went down.
860324, Morgan Co, KY, multiple reports. Marion "Butch"
Campbell, Kentucky State Police Commissioner, is arrested for
extorting a one million dollar bribe from a cocaine smuggler
(also an FBI agent). This was for airport landing rights in
Morgan Co, KY. Several other officials were arrested for
assorted corruption: former Morgan County, Kentucky,
Judge-Executive Gene Allen; Allen's son Steve; Morgan County,
Kentucky, Sheriff Roger Benton; Coal Baron Titus Frederick; former
Kentucky District Judge James H Noble; former State Senator and
former State Trooper Lester Burns, Jr; and physician, Dr Bill
Davis. ref: "Operation Leviticus" of the FBI. They weren't even
looking for drug trafficking! The FBI thought they were looking
at coal money!!
#32 Oct 15, 2009
And here's more does anyone have the November 13 1986 Lexington Herald if not I would say it could be found on a reel at the library so you can read it for yourself.Any ways heres a little bit of the article.
London, KY, Lexington Herald-Leader, Nov 13, 86, pA1,
A16. "Corruption probe: Half of cases resolved" by Assistant US
Attorney James E Arehart. Gene Allen, 3 time Judge-Executive of
Morgan County, Kentucky, was convicted of conspiracy to murder.
Gerald Griggs, Kentucky State Police Trooper, was convicted in
the same murder for hire scheme. Both were represented by Kevin
Charters of Lexington, KY. William Titus Frederick, coal
operator and businessman, of West Liberty, KY, pleaded guilty to
manufacturing marijuana. Benny Neely, London, KY, pleaded guilty
to transporting stolen heavy equipment across state lines.
Norman B Williams III, of Detroit, MI, pleaded guilty to
transporting a stolen car across state lines. Dr Billy Davis,
Urgent Care Center of Burnside, KY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy
to defraud two insurance companies of $1.1 million for a phony
traffic accident. Lester H Burns, Jr, former Kentucky State
Senator[, former Kentucky State Trooper] & attorney, Somerset,
KY, pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and pleaded guilty to
conspiracy to transport stolen money ($1.9 million stolen from
the Dr R J Acker robbery & murder) across state lines. James H
Noble, former Kentucky District Judge, convicted of obstruction
of justice and yet to be tried in the insurance fraud
conspiracy. Captain Marion "Butch" Campbell, Kentucky State
Police Commissioner, to be tried on Jan 5, 87, for extortion for
allegedly taking money for protecting drug-trafficking
activities. Roger Benton, Morgan County, Kentucky, Sheriff,
accused of conspiracy of drug-trafficking.
#33 Oct 15, 2009
Lexington, KY, KET\WLEX. Captain Marion "Butch"
Campbell, Kentucky State Police Commissioner, and Roger Benton,
Morgan County, Kentucky, Sheriff, are on trial. Houston McNeal,
two years a undercover FBI agent, testified that he had made
payments of $5000 a month to Campbell, Benton, and Titus
Frederick for landing rights at the West Liberty, KY, airport.
(It is unclear if this was each or total.)
#34 Oct 15, 2009
Heres a article printed of him and a few other corrupted officials trying to run after being convicted.
Democracy in Action
Among the candidates for county sheriff in the May primaries in Kentucky are four former sheriffs forced from office after being convicted of crimes: Roger Benton (Morgan County), convicted of accepting a bribe; Paul Browning Jr.(Harlan County), convicted of plotting a murder; Douglas Brandenberg (Lee County), convicted of obstructing justice; and Ray Clemons (Breathitt County), convicted of failing to report drug activity. But the situation was more acute in the February legislative elections the state of Uttar Pradesh, India: 910 people with criminal charges against them ran for 403 seats, and 122 were elected, including an accused contract killer (who won perhaps because his opponent was himself the subject of 43 criminal charges).
#35 Oct 15, 2009
Lexington, KY, WEKU, KET\WLEX In the Kentucky State
Police Commissioner Captain Marion "Butch" Campbell trial, Steve
Allen, son of the Morgan County Judge-Executive, testified that
he saw a $90,000 cocaine sale in November 85 at the house of his
father, Morgan County, Kentucky, Judge-Executive Gene Allen. In
this transaction, Gene Allen was paid his share plus a share to
pass along to Marion Campbell. Gene Allen, Morgan County,
Kentucky, Judge-Executive and convicted murder conspirator,
testified that he has known Marion Campbell for 25 years and
Morgan County Sheriff Roger Benton all of his life. He met
several times in late 1983 with Marion Campbell, Titus Frederick,
and Lester Burns, Jr to import cocaine from Okalachee, FL.
Campbell was said to want the money for his retirement fund.
Titus Frederick testified that Gene Allen and Marion Campbell had
pushed him to find a cocaine connection.
870116, Lexington, KY, KET\WLKY, 10:07PM. In the Kentucky State
Police Commissioner, Captain Marion "Butch" Campbell trial, Gene
Allen, former Morgan County, Kentucky Judge-Executive who has
been convicted of conspiracy to murder, was cross examined. He
has changed his story because he got religion in jail. In his
trial in September 86 he claimed that he and Campbell were
running their own investigation of drug corruption, without
telling anyone else and keeping no records of what they had
discovered. He passed money to Campbell once by laying an
envelope full of money on the dash of Campbell's truck, and once
on the truck seat, but never actually in Campbell's hand.
870123, Lexington, KY, WBKY. In the Kentucky State Police
Commissioner, Captain Marion "Butch" Campbell trial, Jack Evans,
Kentucky State Police, testified that he had talked with Campbell
thrice about the trial, and got the idea (but was never told
openly) that Campbell wanted him to perjure.
#36 Oct 15, 2009
Lexington, KY, KET\WTVQ. In the Kentucky State Police
Commissioner, Captain Marion "Butch" Campbell & Sheriff Roger
Benton trial, Louie di Falais, US Attorney & apparently part of
the "Operation Leviticus" investigation, testified that in two
years of investigation of Marion Campbell, Campbell gave no
indications of ever conducting his own investigation. The Chief
of Police of West Liberty, the Morgan County Seat, said that he
knew nothing of the two years of drug traffic thru the West
Liberty airport. Roger Benton, Sheriff of Morgan County,
Kentucky, has a previous conviction for bootlegging.
870127, Lexington, KY, WBKY. In the Kentucky State Police
Commissioner, Captain Marion "Butch Campbell & Morgan County
Kentucky Sheriff Roger Benton trial, Roger Benton testified that
he went along with the drug trafficking in hopes to make some
arrests and stop the drug operations.
870204, Lexington, KY, KET\WKYT. Morgan County Kentucky Sheriff
Roger Benton says that he will appeal his conviction on drug
trafficking charges on grounds that his trial should have had
nothing to do with the trial of Marion "Butch" Campbell. He
obviously thinks that Campbell will be found guilty. This came
after one verdict was reached but not announced.
870205, Lexington, KY, WLAP (Lexington, KY), 2PM. Roger Benton,
Sheriff of Morgan County, KY, is found guilty on all counts,
three counts of extortion and two of drug trafficking
conspiracy. He faces a maximum sentence of 80 years.
#37 Oct 15, 2009
Lexington, KY, WLAP. Captain Marion "Butch" Campbell,
Kentucky State Police Commissioner, is acquitted on four counts
of extortion and given a mistrial on one count of conspiracy to
traffic in marijuana and cocaine.
870206, KY, Comment on Kentucky, KET. Three reasons are given
for Kentucky State Police Commissioner, Captain Marion "Butch"
Campbell's acquittal on charges of extortion and drug
trafficking. 1) Gene Allen, Morgan County Judge-Executive
changed his story from his trial where he was convicted of
conspiracy to murder. Formerly, he had said under oath that
Campbell was conducting his own investigation. The new story is
that they were indeed trafficking in cocaine. 2) Allen said that
on four occasions that he gave payoff money to Campbell, but
never directly. Allen was the only solid witness against
Campbell on this, but he is a self-confessed perjurer. 3) In a
taped meeting with an FBI informant, Campbell thanked him for
"information". The prosecution said that this was code word for
protection money; the defense said that this was just normal
information. The FBI never actually got Campbell on tape
accepting payoff money. The jury was leaning towards acquittal
on the drug trafficking conspiracy charges, with at least two
holdouts. Prosecutor Arehart wants a retrial. I'm sure that
none of the jurors would have been in the least bit concerned
about their personal safety after finding the State Police
Commissioner guilty of drug trafficking!
870200, KY. There are various news reports of a retrial for
Kentucky State Police Commissioner, Captain Marion "Butch"
Campbell on charges of trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, but
no date was given.
870313, Lexington, KY, Various radio reports. Kentucky State
Police Commissioner, Captain Marion "Butch" Campbell is scheduled
for retrial on 11 May 87 for conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and
marijuana. But 11 May 87 will come and go with absolutely no
mention on any newscast that a Butch Campbell had ever existed.
Morgan County Kentucky Sheriff Roger Benton is denied a retrial
on his conviction for extortion and conspiracy to distribute
#38 Oct 15, 2009
Lexington, KY, KET. Morgan County, Kentucky, Sheriff
Roger Benton is sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of
$10,000 on three counts of extortion and two counts of conspiracy
to traffic in illegal drugs.
#39 Oct 15, 2009
I guess this was when he went on vacation to the so called "Robert Kennedy youth center"...LMFAO,
#40 Oct 15, 2009
The date he was convicted was February 5, 1987.Now would you like to add anymore facts Ada?
#41 Oct 15, 2009
Another thing Ada you are a sorry liar.If he didn't then why was he convicted and also why didn't his appeal work in Feb. 5 1988 that was decided in July 22 1988.
For the rest of you heres a link to his and Campbell appeal.It shows how Corrupt Roger was that his misconduct even goes back to 1982 before the cocaine issue even came about.
#42 Oct 15, 2009
LoL Where have you been the last 8 years?????? "Our little town" as u call it, is already running over with drugs, moron!! and also Roger didn't get in trouble for drugs it was about money!!
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