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A Dozen People Arrested And Over $2 million Seized In Multi Agency Drug Bust

Agents from several law enforcement organizations across the state recently teamed up to arrest 12 people and seized more than 10,000 pills in a drug operation. Officials from DEA Criminal Diversion Group, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the Barbourville Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Manchester Police Department arrested the group and seized more than $2 million in U.S. currency after an investigation into a Louisville-based drug operation. A federal grand jury sitting in London returned an indictment charging Jose Luis Barata Vazquez, Alexey Barata Hernandez, Yoleisys Reyes Castillo, Dioslen Jimenez Ortiz, Kaid Rogers, Allison Renee Rogers, Michael King, Christopher King, Floyd Barker, Sheila Barger and Samuel Barger with conspiring, together and with others, to distribute oxycodone in Madison, Estill, Clay and Laurel counties, from September 2019 to March 2022. Each suspect in the case could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $1 million. Any sentence, though, will be decided by the court after a conviction.
CLAY COUNTY, KY
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Drug trafficking bust in eastern Kentucky results in thousands of pills and millions in cash seized

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A drug trafficking bust in Kentucky uncovered thousands of oxycodone pills and millions of dollars in cash. An investigation from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Kentucky Attorney General's Office, Barbourville Police, Clay County Sheriff's Office and Manchester Police ended with the arrest of 12 people, according to a news release Thursday.
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12 People Arrested And Over 10,000 Pills Recovered During Drug Operation

Multiple law enforcement organizations from across the Commonwealth have recently arrested 12 individuals and recovered over 10,000 pills during a drug operation. Officials with the DEA Criminal Diversion Group, Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, Barbourville Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Manchester Police Department arrested the 12 individuals and managed to seize over $2 million following an investigation into a drug operation out of Louisville.
CLAY COUNTY, KY
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12 people arrested, more than $2 million seized in Kentucky drug investigation

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - Agents from several law enforcement organizations across the Commonwealth recently arrested 12 people and more than 10,000 pills in a drug operation. Officials from DEA Criminal Diversion Group, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the Barbourville Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Manchester Police Department arrested the group of people and seized more than $2 million in U.S. currency after an investigation into a Louisville-based drug operation.
LONDON, KY
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Agents seize over $2 million in cash and 10,000 oxycodone pills

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators from the DEA Criminal Diversion Group, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the Barbourville Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Manchester Police Department arrested twelve people, and seized approximately 10,000 diverted oxycodone pills and over $2,000,000 in U.S. Currency, as the result of an investigation into a Louisville-based drug trafficking operation, according to federal prosecutors.
LONDON, KY
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Street named ‘Blake Crowe Way’

Blake Crowe’s parents and grandson, at left, unveiled a sign marking this side street in Ravenna as Blake Crowe Way. Above, they were joined by Blake’s wife and several other family members. Mayor Sharon Snowden and City Clerk Amy Crowe wanted a way to remember Crowe, who was...
RAVENNA, KY
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Woman jailed on felony charges after burning her small child’s feet

An eastern Kentucky woman is facing multiple felony charges after burning her small child’s feet. Alexis Powell, 28, of Booneville, was arrested after an Owsley County Sheriff’s Office investigation showed she abused her four-year-old by burning the child’s feet as punishment, according to Owsley County Sheriff Brent Lynch.
BOONEVILLE, KY
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Clay City Action Committee Hopes to Make Changes

A new grassroots movement focused on improving the life of Clay City residents has emerged. The Clay City Action Committee, was founded by Ashlee Haddix, a lifetime resident of Clay City. Haddix said she was inspired to create the Committee because she could see that there were a lot of citizens who wanted to do something, anything to help the city grow and prosper. She wanted to gather those like minded people together so they could work together to make changes. In addition to Haddix, Karlee Haddix, Hope Frazier, Suzie Hatton, Tiffany Hawkins, Christina Ballard, Mikki Rose, Jarrod Townsend and Tyler Jarrell are also active members of the Action Committee.
CLAY CITY, KY
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DEA nets 12 arrests, $2 million in cash and 10K oxycodone pills

LONDON, Ky. (KT) – Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies announced Thursday they had made a dozen arrests, stemming from an investigation into allegations of oxycodone trafficking by a Louisville-based drug ring. Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Criminal Diversion Group, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the Barbourville...
LONDON, KY
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Clay County schools receive $3,000 checks for highest participation

Manchester, Ky. (WYMT) - Two Clay County schools received checks for $3,000 Tuesday. Volunteers of America and Aetna Better Health of Kentucky presented checks to Clay County High School and Paces Creek Elementary School for having the highest participation in a community health and wellness fair during April. The event...
CLAY COUNTY, KY
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Sheriff: Booneville woman arrested in child abuse investigation

OWSLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Booneville woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a child abuse case. According to the Owsley County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy took a report on April 16 about the possible abuse of a 4-year-old. After an investigation, deputies say it...
BOONEVILLE, KY
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Roy Lee Roark, age 42, a resident of Lee Roark Road in Hazel Green, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at his residence. Roy was born January 20, 1980 in Wolfe County, Kentucky the son of Lee and Ressie Risner Roark. He is preceded in death by sister, Judy...
HAZEL GREEN, KY
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Merrill Brown 70 of Stanton passed away at his residence Tuesday, May 3, 2022. He was born in Whitesburg December 22, 1951 to Paul Brown and Ruby Cooper. He had a passion for playing music and was a member of the Church of God. He is survived by his mother...
STANTON, KY
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Eastern Kentucky mother facing charges in child abuse case

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - One Eastern Kentucky mother is accused of burning the feet of her child as punishment for acting up. Owsley County sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on April 16th and started an investigation into the possible abuse of a 4-year-old. During the investigation, police discovered the child had 2nd and 3rd degree burns to both feet as part of the alleged punishment, which was not made clear.
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