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Laurel County Sheriff's Office Arrests 17 In Mass Drug Bust Operation

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Laurel County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies have arrested 17 people in connection to a massive drug investigation.

Sheriff John Root says after receiving many complaints about suspected drug activity or disturbances, his department began investigating three areas in the county: the East 80 Grocery area, KY 770 at West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. and near the Economy Inn in London.

Reportedly deputies arrested 17 people Friday night in "Operation Rolling Thunder" on a variety of charges including possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, parole violation and outstanding warrants.

Sheriff Root said in a statement that his department will continue conducting investigations, and that they take the war on drugs very seriously.

The release identified the following individuals as being arrested as a part of the bust:

(the East 80 Grocery area)

  1. Nathan Wagoner age 37 of Barbourville charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia
  2. Aaron Boggs age 25 of London charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine
  3. Anita Parker age 26 of  East Bernstadt charged on a Laurel County warrant of arrest charging harassing communications. Also a Laurel County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on traffic charges
  4. Jessica Dezarn age 36 of Manchester charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine
  5. Gino Cima age 31 of London charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court regarding charges of operating a suspended or revoked operators license and numerous traffic violations

  

(the Ky 770-West Cumberland Gap Parkway area)

  1. Michael Smith age 28 of Corbin charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and giving officer false identifying information. In addition, the subject was wanted for felony parole violation
  2. Samantha Skaggs age 21 of Gray charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting
  3. Patricia Palmer age 54 of Corbin charged with a Laurel district court bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on numerous traffic charges
  4. Ricky Ramsey age 27 of London charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

(the vicinity of Economy Inn in London)

  1. Hope  Noble age 42 of Hindman, Ky charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – third-degree – first offense. Social services removed one child from her custody.
  2. Purdie Gail Jones age 51 of London charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. Also charged on a Laurel County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  3. Latoshia Vaughn age 24 of London charged with prescription controlled substances not in proper container – first offense. Resisting arrest and Assault – third-degree – police officer is victim ---this subject attempted to interfere with another person's arrest and  struck a deputy during arrest
  4. Teddy Vaughn age 51 of Barbourville charged with disorderly conduct – second-degree; menacing; and resisting arrest
  5. Danya Proulx age 35  of Radford, Ky charged on a Scott County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court regarding abuse action. Also charged on a Hardin County warrant of arrest charging unauthorized use of a motor vehicle – first offense. A Scott County bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court regarding a charge of abuse action.
  6. Austin Earls age 25 of London charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence and possession of a controlled substance – third-degree. Also charged on a Whitley County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting
  7. Aaron Jones age 32 of London charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on traffic violations.
  8. Josh Morgan age 29 of  London charged on a Perry County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of public intoxication – controlled substances.

All arrested individuals were lodged in the Laurel County detention Center. Photos of accused are courtesy of Laurel County detention Center.

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