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Fifteen arrested in Ashland drug bust

Sep. 25, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

ASHLAND -- Kentucky State Police arrested 15 people Wednesday as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation in Carter, Boyd, Lawrence and Greenup counties.

The Carter County Grand Jury issued indictments on 18 people for 24 charges, and the Boyd County Grand Jury issued another 10 people for 12 charges.

KSP Post 14 conducted the roundup of 15 of those individuals, who were charged with a combined 23 counts of trafficking controlled substances and cocaine. There were seven additional charges discovered while serving the warrants. Troopers at Post 14 will continue to attempt to serve the remaining warrants.

The arrests are the result of a year-long investigation by detectives at the Ashland post which resulted in 27 people being charged with drug trafficking. Further arrests are expected as other offenders are located.

Arrested and charged with three counts of trafficking in controlled substances were: Janie Simmons, 47, of Grayson and Kosha Wagoner, 21, of Olive Hill.

Arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in controlled substances were: Cindy Wells, 30, of Hitchins and Ronnie Wells, 31, of Hitchins.

Arrested and charged with one count of trafficking in controlled substances were: Jeromy Lawhorn, 23, of Rush; Joshua Lawhorn of Rush, Terry Godby, 26, of Rush; James Segraves, 36, of Rush; Christopher Gamble, 35, of Ashland; Charles Bond, 29, of Grayson; Michael Preston, 32, of Ashland; David Whitely, 30, of Ashland, John Martin, 42, of Ashland; and David Isaacs, 35, of Ashland.

Vickie Hall, 51, of Ashland, was charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine.

All are being held in local jails.