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Drug investigation yields 28 arrests

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 12:17 AM

By DAVID E. MALLOY
The Herald-Dispatch
dmalloy@herald-dispatch.com
ASHLAND — A three-month investigation into illegal drug activity at the Ashland Greyhound Bus Terminal has led to the arrest of 28 people and the confiscation of drugs with a street value of $1 million, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
State police in Ashland received information that several people were using the Ashland bus terminal as a narcotics hub to traffic illegal drugs between the Tri-State and Detroit, according to the release.
During the investigation, troopers and detectives made 28 drug arrests, issued 34 traffic violations including three arrests for driving under the influence and two others were arrested on outstanding warrants, according to the release. Authorities made similar arrests at the bus station in Huntington, said Ashland Police Chief Rob Ratliff.
“Huntington had a crackdown at the bus station and it looks like they moved to Ashland,” Ratliff said. “We make arrests in one area and they try something else. We cracked down on the pill mills. The trend now is meth and heroin.”
“These arrests have prevented large quantities of prescription pills, heroin and marijuana from reaching the streets in the Tri-State Area,” said Trooper Michael Murriell. “This effort not only affects the drug trade, but also property crimes such as burglaries and thefts, which are closely tied to drug activity.”
Troopers seized 700 grams (one pound, nine ounces) of uncut heroin, according to the release. By the time it would have hit the streets, it would have a value of $850,000, according to the release. State police also seized 3,250 prescription pills including oxycodone, Xanax and Ecstasy with a street value of more than $150,000. Three ounces of marijuana also were confiscated.
In connection with the investigation:
Brandon Bostic, 21, of Detroit, was arrested in March on a charges of trafficking on a controlled substance.
Amy L. Falls, 24, of Elkview, W.Va., was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and several traffic-related offenses.
John A. Davis, 35, of Elkview was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.
Henry H. Miller Jr., 25, of Detroit was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.
Danairral C. Everette, 21, of Detroit, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and fleeing or evading police.
Bradley Locklear, 31, of Huntington, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Dustin Copley, 30, of Huntington, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Jerry L. Parker Jr., 28, of Detroit, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Dejaun L. Finley, 28, of Huntington was charged with being a fugitive from justice.
Tommy M. Smith III, 29, of Detroit, was charged with possession of marijuana.
Adam W. Black, 31, of Milton, was charged with possession of marijuana.
George Tolliver Jr., 34, no address listed, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.
Steven S. Boysel Jr., 26, no address listed, was charged with being a fugitive from justice.
Auroiniece C. Jackson, 29, of Ashland, was charged with promoting contraband, trafficking in a controlled substance and identity theft.
Latiffany S. Claybron, 33, of Inkster, Mich., was charged with possession of marijuana.
Bridgette M. Cochran II, 21, of Detroit, was charge with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Anthony Williams, 22, of Detroit, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Frankie Davis, 44, of Inkster, Mich., was charged with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
Erica A. Glover, 25, of Detroit, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.
Several other people were arrested on traffic-related offenses.

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