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News Release

Several Indicted Following Drug Investigations in Knott County

Date of News Release: 8/18/2017

Hazard, Ky. (August 18, 2017) – On Friday, August 18, 2017, Kentucky State Police, Post 13 and Knott County Sheriff’s Office, made several drug trafficking arrests stemming from investigations conducted in Knott County.

The indictments were handed down after the cases were presented to the Knott County Grand Jury. Troopers and Deputies served arrest warrants on multiple subjects. The indictments were a result of investigations conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 13 Street Level Detectives. These investigations extended over several months. Multiple warrants have been served throughout Knott, Perry and Letcher Counties, with more arrests pending. All of those arrested were lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center in Perry County.

The accused and charges are listed below:

Dwayne Blanton of Viper
60 years of age
Four counts of trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Teresa Fields of Viper
49 years of age
Four counts of trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Ricky Taylor of Redfox
56 years of age
Two counts of trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Dusty Shell of Redfox
27 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Scotty Couch of Littcarr
44 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Andrew Hall of Mallie
24 years of age
Four counts of trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

During the course of serving the arrest warrants related to the drug trafficking indictments, Trooper Isaac Whitaker and Trooper Wilson Jones located Roger Miles, 25, that was wanted by Kentucky Probation and Parole. Miles was arrested for a parole violation of a Robbery 2nd degree charge.

There are still active arrest warrants on the following individuals:

Marvious Sturdivant of Mallie
57 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Iva McIntosh of Mallie
58 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Carlin Estep of Littcarr
25 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Kimberly Patton of Kite
34 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Latisha Amburgey of Mallie
32 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Gary Adams of Redfox
47 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

John Adams of Redfox
44 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Steven McClain of Redfox
19 years of age
Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree

Anyone with information regarding the location of those with outstanding warrants are encouraged to contact Kentucky State Police, Post 13 at 606-435-6069. Callers may remain anonymous.