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State Police Conduct Operation Grab-A-Lab

Date of News Release: 08/27/09

(Dry Ridge, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police, Post 6, Dry Ridge, arrested 32 persons today in Grant and Pendleton Counties, after an 8 month long undercover investigation. The investigation was focused on persons trafficking in controlled substances, including prescription painkillers and methamphetamine. Also targets were individuals manufacturing methamphetamine, and those unlawfully distributing methamphetamine precursors. Discovered during the predawn operation was an active methamphetamine lab in Pendleton County. Six persons were charged in conjunction with the lab. The Kentucky State Police continues to apply resources to combat the manufacture and trafficking of illegal substances, the unlawful distribution of ingredients for manufacture, as well as other violations of Kentucky's criminal statutes pertaining to controlled substances. Persons arrested were:

  1. Candice D. Saylor, 29, of Williamstown, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (6 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  2. Nelson Craig Glacken, 41, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Deg. 1st Off. (1 Count) Persistent Felony Offender 1st Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  3. Andrew S. Vice, 19, of Williamstown, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (3 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  4. Sterling T. Cole Jr. , 29, of Falmouth (Boone Co. Jail) Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (1 count) Persistent Felony Offender 1st Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  5. Jimmy L. Hall, 54, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (3 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  6. Sheila A. Hall, 43, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (4 counts) Prescription Medication not in proper container (1 count) (Grant Co. charges)
  7. Jami A. Jackson, 20, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Deg. 1st Off.(Complicity)(1 Count) Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (2 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  8. Sterling T. Cole Sr. , 49, of Falmouth, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (1 counts) (Grant Co. charge)
  9. Amber Work, 25, of Falmouth, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (2 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  10. Robert Smith, 49, of Falmouth, KY
    Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (4 counts) Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  11. Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Meth) Possession Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (Pendleton Co. charges)
  12. Cody Vice, 18, of Williamstown, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (2 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  13. Heather Slaughter, 27, of Dry ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (1 counts) (Grant Co. charge)
  14. Amberly L. Welch, 23, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (5 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  15. Christina C. Beach, 28, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Deg. 1st Off.(Complicity)(1 Count) Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Deg. 1st Off.(Compl)(2Counts) Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (5 counts) (Grant Co. charges) Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense Possession Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (Pendleton Co. charges)
  16. Anthony L. Smith, 24 of Dry Ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (3 counts) Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  17. Roy W. Manning, 30, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (5 counts) Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  18. Jesse E. Rider, 28, of Morningview, KY
    41063 Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (4 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  19. Robert L. Jump, 49, of Glencoe, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (1 count) Persistent Felony Offender 1st Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  20. Nicholas T. Bishop, 22, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (1 count) (Grant Co. charge)
  21. Alicia D. Gillispie, 24, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (2 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  22. Charles R. Partin, 38, of Falmouth, KY
    Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (2 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  23. James Smith, 27, of Falmouth, KY
    Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (1 count) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (1 count) (Pendleton Co. charges)
  24. Jennifer L. Smith, 21, of Falmouth, KY
    Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (1 count) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (1 count) (Pendleton Co. charges)
  25. Kenneth J. Robinson, 29, of Glencoe, KY
    Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (1 count) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (1 count) (Pendleton Co. charges)
  26. Mechelle A. Taylor, 44, of Williamstown, KY
    Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (1 count) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (1 count) (Pendleton Co. charges)
  27. Heath T. Houghlin, 29, of Union, KY
    Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (1 count) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense (1 count) (Pendleton Co. charges)
  28. Jeffrey S. Walker, 43, of Hazard, KY
    (Perry County Jail) Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Deg. 1st Off.(Complicity)(1 Count) Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Deg. 1st Off.(Complicity)(1 Count) Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (6 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  29. James C. Willen, 29, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Grant Co. Jail Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (3 counts) Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  30. Jennifer L. Alsept, 25, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Grant Co. Jail Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (1 count) (Grant Co. charge)
  31. Derik L. Cole, 21, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Grant Co. Jail Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Deg. 1st Off.(1 Count) Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Deg. 1st Off.(1 Count) Unlawful Distribution of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (8 counts) (Grant Co. charges)
  32. Lanny D. Slaughter Jr., 33, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Grant co. Jail Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (4 counts) Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)
  33. John Nelson Taylor, 33, of Dry Ridge, KY
    Grant Co. Jail Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Deg (2 counts) Persistent Felony Offender 1st Deg. (1 Count) (Grant Co. charges)

Assisting with the arrests were the Grant, Pendleton, and Kenton County Sheriff's Offices, and the Williamstown and Dry Ride Police Departments.

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