JACKSON (August 20, 2012) – Police continue their search for five of nine Breathitt County residents wanted on drug-related charges.

Undercover drug investigations over the past year by Operation UNITE resulted in indictments by a Breathitt County Grand Jury on August 10.

Most of the cases were developed through undercover drug purchases in Breathitt County and involved the sale of Percocet, OxyContin or heroin.

Law enforcement officers from the Jackson Police Department assisted Operation UNITE detectives in attempting to serve the arrest warrants last week, but only four of the individuals have been located.

“We really appreciate the assistance of Chief John Marshall and his staff,” said Keith Napier, Big Sandy Task Force Supervisor for UNITE. “With our close working relationship with the Jackson Police Department we hope we have been able to reduce the amount of drugs being sold in Breathitt County.”

As of Monday afternoon, the four people arrested and lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail were:

• Robin Conner, 36, Fontaine Road, Lexington, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Ralph Hayes, 59, Miles Lane, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Chris King, 25, of Picnic Hill, Jackson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Jessica Noble, 26, Sewell Street, Jackson, first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Police continue to search for the remaining suspects – Geneva Coomer, James Coomer, Crystal Spicer, Robin Stamper and Baylis Ritchie. Anyone with information should contact the Jackson Police Department.