July 22, 2014

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Drug round up causes pain on Pain Street; 32 arrested; police say more arrest to come

Pendleton County Sheriff’s Deputy T.J. Hawks brings in two prisoners above, from left: Steven Tyron Straus and William Ensor on drug related charges. Both arrested in the early roundup. Photo by D. Dennie.

By Debbie Dennie, Editor

A knock on the doors of many residents in the early morning hours of Friday, March 8 was one that not many would have wanted to answer.

Kentucky State Police, Pendleton County Sheriff's Office, and Falmouth Police Department executed numerous arrests and search warrants in Pendleton County. The warrants were the  result of indictments secured after a three-month investigation conducted by detectives from the Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post 6. Thirty two people were arrested on multiple counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, with more arrests to follow.

Eight more individuals were arrested on unrelated warrants. Charges include 68 counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree, 20 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree, six counts of persist ant felony offender, three counts of trafficking in marijuana, four counts of wanton endangerment, second degree of a child, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.