Twenty-four people were indicted Wednesday in Franklin Circuit Court on charges of engaging in organized crime in a case in which police say large amounts of prescription drugs were transported from Florida into Franklin County.
"This organization has been run just like a major corporation," Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said.
An investigation that began in early March revealed that several people traveled to Florida to obtain Percocet and other controlled substances, then sold them illegally in Franklin County, officials said.
All 24 people were charged with engaging in organized crime/criminal syndicate, a Class B felony carrying a penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison.
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The sheriff's department identified those who were indicted. Those from Frankfort are Neil Clark, 36; Jesse C. Quire, 39; Henry Earl Penn, 47; David Hendershot, 30; Jessica Poole, 34; Billy Temple, 37; Chris Kincaid, 37; Tiffany Kincaid, 29; Vernard Kincaid; 42, Timothy Durham, 42; Chad Maupin, 38; Michael Tincher, 54; Jerry Collins, 43; Michael Sullivan, 28; Thomas A. Nicholas, 24; Christy Smith, 38; Danny Manley, 34; Devin Allen, 27; and Byron Haliburton, 24. The others were identified as Warren Barmore, 37, of Lexington; Christopher Sudduth, 29, of Lawrenceburg; Charlie Singer, 45, of Stamping Ground; Timothy Florian, 49, of Versailles; and Calvin Reece, 42, of Bagdad.