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5 locals nabbed in KSP drug round-up
Courier Staff Report
Saturday, November 02, 2013 5:00 AM
Kentucky State Police troopers arrested five local people in connection with drug activity in Trimble and Carroll counties as part of "Operation Black Friday," the largest one-day drug round-up in the police agency's history.
Kentucky State Police arrested 479 people after units from the state police and other law enforcement agencies began the operation early Friday morning. State police reported the arrests resulted in 774 charges.
Four people arrested in Trimble or Carroll counties by Kentucky State Police Post 5 included:
Kevin Funk, 36, of Bedford, on two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Misty Funk, 31, of Carrollton, on a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Zacharias Powell, 21, of Carrollton, on a charge of selling a simulated controlled substance.
Chad Wingham, 24, of Bedford, on three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
One person, 26-year-old Samantha Jones of Madison, was arrested in Indiana on a warrant from Trimble County. She was charged with trafficking a controlled substance.
Kentucky State Police Post 5, which serves Carroll, Trimble, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Owen counties, arrested 11 people during the drug round-up. State troopers were assisted by Trimble County Sheriff's Office, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and Henry County Sheriff's Office.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said in a news release that the drug round-up operation was a direct result of the public using the anonymous tip lines. Brewer indicated that many of the arrests were what state police term "low-level" offenders, or people who buy drugs and cause disruption within the communities where they live.
"Citizens are tired of perpetual offenders who are disrupting neighborhoods and participating in other criminal mischief," Brewer said. "While many of the arrests today are low-level targets, it is very (probable) that we will obtain information from them that will lead to arrest of more significant dealers and drug operations."
Brewer said most of the charges "Operation Black Friday" were drug-related including prescription drugs, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine.
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