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Drug bust nets 15 arrests

Published 9:48am Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ASHLAND, Ky. — On Tuesday the Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland conducted a roundup of subjects allegedly involved in illegal narcotics trafficking in Boyd, Greenup, and Carter counties.

Fifteen people were arrested and lodged in local jails on 26 charges of trafficking in a controlled substance first degree and a single charge of wanton endangerment first degree of a juvenile child.

The arrests are the result of a year-long investigation by detectives at the Ashland Post. Further arrests are expected as other offenders are located.

Arrested were:

• Ronnie Wells, 48, of Grayson for one count trafficking in controlled substance first degree1st degree. He is lodged in the Carter County Detention Center;

• Dixie Griffith, 31, of Ashland for two counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in the Boyd County Detention Center;

• Jason Griffith, 40, of Ashland for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Christy Perkins, 41, of Ashland, for two counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in the Boyd County Detention Center;

• Michael Pennington, 44, of Willard, for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree . He is in Carter County Detention Center;

• Dennis Sexton, 36 of Grayson, for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in the Carter County Detention Center;

• Justin Carter, 24, of Ashland, for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in the Boyd County Detention Center;

• Rachile Elliot, 25, of Ashland for two counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is lodged in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Shirley Wilks, 38, of Ashland, for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Richard Townsend, 43, of Ashland for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Julie Stidham, 26, of Ashland for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Jessica Burd, 25, of Ashland for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Greenup County Detention Center;

• Cynthia Dasher, 54, of Wurtland for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Greenup County Detention Center;

• Mark Perkins, 24, of Flatwoods for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in Greenup County Detention Center;

• and Bobbie Jenkins, 23, of Argillite for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree and one count of wanton endangerment first degree.

  • hdm1903

    What!? No one from LAWRENCE COUNTY OHIO!
    Its great to know all of this drug activity takes place accross the river.
    Thank god they legalized marijuana in lawrence county.

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  • Grace

    Just these few??? How do these other dealers/users get away with it? Child endangering is a very serious issue in my book. How does one go about giving info on those who have children in their homes by court order and still allow the drug abusers there and to take the children with them to visit relatives???? The system surely could use some help.

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