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KSP Post 8 Black Friday Arrests

Date of News Release: 11/05/2013

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(Morehead, KY) - On Friday November 1, 2013 the Kentucky State Police in Morehead took part in a state wide drug round up named Operation Black Friday. Thirteen suspects were arrested based on a series of ongoing investigations conducted by detectives from the Morehead KSP post (Post 8). KSP Post 8 was assisted by the KSP DESI (Drug Enforcement/ Special Investigations) section, Stanton Police Department and the Powell County Sheriff’s Department. More arrests are expected in the coming days. Below are the suspects that have been arrested at this time.

Bath County

  • Rex A. Dailey (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree
  • Donnie L. McCarty (1) Count of Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more
  • James O. Miller (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, Second Degree
  • Charles M. Tapp (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, Second Degree (1) Count of Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon
  • James M. Richardson (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree
  • Matthew N. Spurlock (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree

Powell County

  • Heather L. Elam (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree
  • Michelle M. Tharpe (1) Trafficking in Controlled Substance, First Degree

Rowan County

  • Matthew D. Bowman (1) Count of Sell/Transfer Simulated Controlled Substance First Offense
  • Morgan C. Cooper (1) Count of Sell/Transfer Simulated Controlled Substance First Offense
  • Thomas J. Farris (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance First Degree (1) Count of Tampering With Physical Evidence (1) Count of Possession of Marijuana (1) Count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kimberly A. Johnson (1) Count of Trafficking in Controlled Substance First Degree
  • Kimberly D. Kiser (2) Counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance First Degree (1) Counts of Persistent Felony Offender First (1) Count of Operating on a Suspended License (1) Count of Fleeing/Evading Police on Foot

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