McCreary drug roundup

Posted on Sep 26, 2009 | Comments Off on McCreary drug roundup

WHITLEY CITY – A cooperative investigation by Operation UNITE and the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in 19 people being indicted for drug trafficking.

During the six-month investigation, officers from both departments were able to purchase a variety of controlled or illegal substances including OxyContin, Hydrocodone, Suboxone and marijuana.

“Sheriff (Gus) Skinner has worked side-by-side with UNITE to identify and build cases against individuals selling drugs in his community,” said Dan Smoot, law enforcement director for UNITE.

The indictment warrants were released on Monday afternoon and law enforcement officials immediately began seeking the suspects. UNITE detectives and sheriff’s deputies were assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

Representatives from the McCreary County UNITE Coalition were on hand to offer assistance to those arrested as they were brought in for booking.

Those located and arrested through 5 p.m. Monday and lodged in the McCreary County Detention Center include:

• Orville Lee Daughtery, age 32, Woodpecker Lane, Pine Knot, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. (Currently in jail on other drug charges in Henderson.)

• Roger Grundy Sr., age 54, Grundy Road, Pine Knot, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Roger “Roo” Grundy Jr., age 24, Grundy Road, Revelo, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Luther “Doc” Moore, age 72, Pine Knot, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Wendell Dale “Red” Strunk, age 42, Everett Taylor Road, Whitley City, three counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Bryan Warman, age 37, Tunnel Ridge Road, Stearns, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Geneva Waters, age 36, Peel Dogwood Road, Whitley City, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Officers were continuing to serve warrants Monday evening.

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