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September 13, 2010

Seven arrested in sheriff’s office drug round-up

Police say alleged dealers sold to confidential witnesses

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A month-long investigation resulted in the arrest of seven alleged drug dealers Tuesday in a round-up by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

“Everything went smoothly,” Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Brad Mitchell said. “All the arrests were without incident.”

The round-up started at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with Mitchell and Deputies Jason Back and Shawn Boroviak picking up six of the individuals by 1:30 p.m.

The seventh, Jack Broughton, was found Tuesday evening.

Those arrested sold drugs, including prescription medication and marijuana, to confidential witnesses, Mitchell said.

Arrested were:

• James Myers, 54, of 1058 Water Works Road, London, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Roxicets). Bond: $10,000 cash.

• Thorold James Johnson, 18, of 244 Cherry Hill Ave., Corbin, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Roxicets). Bond: $10,000 cash.

• Tommy Walker, 38, of 26 Sturdivant Morgan Road, Corbin, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone). Bond: $25,000 cash.

• Michael Rednour, 22, of 185 Lewis St., Corbin, three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone). Bond: $25,000 cash.

• Steven Rice, 39, of North Corbin, two counts of trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounce and one count of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Xanex). Bond unknown.

• Sara Voth, 34, of North Corbin, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces. Bond unknown.

• Jack Broughton, 46, 102 Bill George Road, two counts of trafficking marijuana less than 8 ounces and one count of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Xanex). Bond: $2,500, released.

Preliminary hearings for all are set for Sept. 14.

Staff writer Tara Kaprowy can be reached by e-mail at tkaprowy@sentinel-echo.com.

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