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Corbin Police arrest 26 in drug raids

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 Corbin Police arrested 26 people on drug-related charges Thursday morning and are searching for 10 others.

Corbin Police Major Rob Jones, the department’s public affairs officer, said officers set out about 8:30 a.m. to execute the arrest and search warrants on individuals who had sold various drugs to undercover officers.

“The majority of them are within the last four to five months, but some of them have been as much as a year ago,” said Corbin Police Capt. Coy Wilson, noting the drugs involved included various prescription pills, marijuana and methamphetamine.

The largest bust came at Betty Freeman’s residence at 1271 Gordon Hill Pike.

Jones said officers recovered 375 assorted prescription pills, noting that Freeman did not surrender the pills willingly.

“We chased Betty down the hall toward the bathroom,” Jones explained. “She had five pill bottles in her hands and was going to try to flush the pills.”

At Ronnie White’s residence at 2306 Gordon Street, Wilson said it wasn’t just drugs, which included two marijuana plants, one of which was about three feet tall and producing buds. Officers found four guns inside, including a loaded pistol tucked down in the cushions of a couch.

Among those arrested and their charges are:

• Donna Oliver, 49, of Corbin, is charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense, two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. She is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

• Christian Kirk, 50, of Corbin, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – less than two grams of methamphetamine. She is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

• Carlee Rutherford, 41, of Corbin, is charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense, second-degree conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance and failure to appear. She is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

• Carrie Cox, 23, of Woodbine, is charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, – first offense. She is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

• Danielle Asher, 30, of Corbin, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first-offense and conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance. She is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

• Laura Tucker, 53, Corbin, is charged first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense and conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance. In addition, Tucker was served with a bench warrant on unrelated charges. She is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

• Ronnie White, 29, of Corbin, is charged with cultivating in marijuana – five plants. He is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Verna Rose, 29, of Corbin, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense. She is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center without bond.

• James Harp, 55, of Corbin, is charged with third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense. He is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center without bond.

• Walter Sloan, 58, of Corbin, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – less than two grams of methamphetamine and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center without bond.

• Derek Shelley, 25, of Corbin, is charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense. He also has warrants for failure to pay $926 in fines from a misdemeanor and a traffic case. He is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Nicole Adams, 30, of Corbin, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – first offense. She is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center without bond.

• Dennis Baldridge, 39, of Corbin, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. In addition, he has a warrant for failure to pay $183 in fines from a 2012 traffic case. He is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Betty Freeman, 70, of Corbin is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – second or greater offense and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – second offense. She is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center on a $7,500 cash bond.

• Bertha Canady, 54, of Rockholds, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense. She is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Robert Herron, 33, of Corbin is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense and conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance – first offense. He is being held without bond in the Knox County Detention Center.

• Heather Elliott, 32, of Corbin is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance – first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, third-degree possession of controlled substance – first offense and possession of marijuana. 

• Robert Schipler, 29, of Gray, was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of a concealed weapon. He is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Jenia Murray, 39, of Corbin, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense. She is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• William Land, 23, of Corbin, is charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense. He is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Traci Harp, 39, of Corbin is charged with third-degree trafficking in controlled substance – first offense. She is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Charles Mobley, 39, of Corbin, is charged with second-degree trafficking in controlled substances – first offense. He is being held without bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

• Jack Rutherford, 48, of Corbin, is charged with second-degree trafficking in controlled substance – first offense and second-degree conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance. He is being held without bond in the Knox County Detention Center.

• Heather Hensley, 32, of Woodbine, is charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, second-degree trafficking in controlled substances and third-degree trafficking in controlled substances. She was served with the arrest warrant at the Whitley County Detention Center where she was already in custody on and unrelated charge.

•  Brenda Smith, 69, of Corbin, is charged with second-degree trafficking in controlled substances. She is being held without bond in the Knox County Detention Center.

• Anthony Garrett, 32, of Paducah, is charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in controlled substances, third-degree trafficking in controlled substances – second offense, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances – second offense and possession of marijuana. He is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Police have ten other individuals for whom they have secured arrest warrants. They include:

• Christopher Leddington, 43, of Corbin, is wanted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Lindsay Maxey, 29, of Corbin, who is wanted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• Shelly Jones, 46, of Corbin, is wanted for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances.

• Michelle Church, 35, of Corbin is wanted for trafficking in marijuana – first offense

• Waller Woods, 24, of Gray is wanted for second-degree trafficking in controlled substances – first offense

• Phillip Young, 49, of Corbin is wanted for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances – first offense.

• Danny Riggs, 56, of Corbin is wanted for trafficking in controlled substances – first offense

• Jason Cross, 57, of Corbin is wanted for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances – first offense

• Charles Thomas Hurst, 53, of Williamsburg is wanted for first-degree trafficking in controlled substances – first offense

• Freddie Jones, 66, of Corbin is wanted for trafficking in controlled substances – second offense.

Anyone with information about the location of any of these suspects is asked to contact Corbin Police at 528-1122. Callers may remain anonymous.

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James (October 27, 2013) Reply

They. Have just scratched the surface in this downtown area

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