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Operation "Fall Harvest" Round-Up of Drug Dealers in Grant County

Date of News Release: 11/15/2007

(Dry Ridge, KY) - Troopers and Detectives from Kentucky State Police in Dry Ridge have completed a round-up of numerous drug dealers in Grant County. Officers set out early Thursday morning armed with indictment warrants on 20 persons with charges ranging across the gamut from trafficking in marijuana on up to felonious trafficking of crack cocaine and heroin.

The arrests are a result of a number of investigations over a one year period in which undercover narcotics officers made controlled buys of illegal substances from the 20 persons indicted by a Grant County Grand Jury on Wednesday. During the year-long investigation, KSP detectives conducted undercover buys and seized controlled substances to include the following:

  • marijuana
  • hydrocodone pills
  • Vicodan
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Percocet pills
  • Oxycontin
  • morphine
  • powder cocaine
  • crack cocaine
  • heroin
  • Detectives also purchased illegally trafficked firearms during the investigation.

    The following is a list of arrested persons and the charges on which they were indicted:

    Harry Ray "Bugsy" Davis Jr., 40, 3240 Lemon-Northcutt Road, Dry Ridge, KY, 2 counts Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2 counts Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree, 1 count Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree

    Todd Brian Abner, 31, 1084 Verona-Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree, 1 count Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 oz. second or subsequent offense, Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree

    *Abner was charged additionally with Cultivation of Marijuana under 5 plants and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia based on contraband seized during service of the arrest warrant.

    Paul Michael Manning Sr., 464640 Elliston-Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Paul Michael Manning Jr., 24, 3800 Dixie Highway, Dry Ridge, KY: 3 counts Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1 count Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree

    Susan Penn Manning, 45, 255 Sherman-Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY: 4 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Lora Manning, 21, 265 Sherman-Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Farris Sandlin Jr., 41, 275 McCoy Road #313, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2 counts Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree

    Michael D. Phillips, 26, 410 Locust Ridge, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Sheena Marie Ellis, 19, Lot 35 Taylor Lane, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Joseph John Patrick Lawson, 20, 89 Taft Highway, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Schedule I Controlled Substance In or Near a School

    Sharon J. Thornberry-Foley, 24, 260 Russell Flynn Road, Crittenden, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Rodney Daniel McClanahan, 21, 274 Stringtown Road, Corinth, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree

    Christopher M. Webster, 24, 508A Waterworks Road, Williamstown, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree, 1 count Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree

    Megan E. Kendrick, 21, 1608 Ashley Court, Florence, KY, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Christopher C. Gray, 30, #7 Sentinel Drive, Wilder. KY: 2 counts Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Brittany N. Griffith, 20, 89 Taft Highway #1, Dry Ridge, KY: 1 count Trafficking in a Schedule I Controlled Substance In or Near a School

    Jennifer Lynn Smith, 19, 202 Ammerman Lane, Falmouth, KY: 2 counts Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st degree

    Under Kentucky Law, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree is a class C felony for a first offense and a class B felony for a second or subsequent offense. A class C felony is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in a penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

    Under Kentucky Law, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree is a class D felony for a first offense and a class C felony for a second or subsequent offense. A class D felony is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in a penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

    Trafficking a Schedule I Controlled Substance In or Near a School is a class D felony.

    Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree is a class D felony.

    All arrested persons were taken to the Grant County Detention Center after processing at Post 6. Persons indicted but not yet apprehended will be entered as wanted and the Kentucky State Police will continue to pursue them.

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