Crime

16 faces charges after Bell County drug roundup

Sixteen people were facing charges after a drug roundup Wednesday in Bell County.

Kentucky State Police, Bell County sheriff's deputies and officers with the Middlesboro and Pineville police departments assisted in the roundup, which stemmed from a nine-month-long investigation, state police said.

The investigation concentrated on the sale of crack cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription medications. Those arrested were being held in the Bell County jail. Police are looking for nine additional people, the release said.

Those arrested, and the charges against them, include:

■ Steven Allen, 32, of Blackmont, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Deana Stevens, 35, of Blackmont, three counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and one count of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Charlotte Hunley, 47, of Blackmont, two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, three counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Amber Goins, 18, of Dunlop Hill, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Bonnie Baker, 26, of Middlesboro, three counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Pamela Goins, 45, of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Irene White, 38, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ William Ledford, 52, of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Michael Green, 39, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, third-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Earl Carroll, 42, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Michael Nash, 50, of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Brian Patterson, 29, of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Lisa Reed, 50, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Stacey Sparks, 39, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

■ Sheena Philpot, 31, of Pineville, one count of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, one count of second degree trafficking controlled substance;

■ Brian Bunch, 38, of Barbourville, one count of second-degree trafficking controlled substance.

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