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Drug bust nets 15 arrests

ASHLAND, Ky. — On Tuesday the Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland conducted a roundup of subjects allegedly involved in illegal narcotics trafficking in Boyd, Greenup, and Carter counties.

Fifteen people were arrested and lodged in local jails on 26 charges of trafficking in a controlled substance first degree and a single charge of wanton endangerment first degree of a juvenile child.

The arrests are the result of a year-long investigation by detectives at the Ashland Post. Further arrests are expected as other offenders are located.

Arrested were:

• Ronnie Wells, 48, of Grayson for one count trafficking in controlled substance first degree1st degree. He is lodged in the Carter County Detention Center;

• Dixie Griffith, 31, of Ashland for two counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in the Boyd County Detention Center;

• Jason Griffith, 40, of Ashland for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Christy Perkins, 41, of Ashland, for two counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in the Boyd County Detention Center;

• Michael Pennington, 44, of Willard, for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree . He is in Carter County Detention Center;

• Dennis Sexton, 36 of Grayson, for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in the Carter County Detention Center;

• Justin Carter, 24, of Ashland, for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in the Boyd County Detention Center;

• Rachile Elliot, 25, of Ashland for two counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is lodged in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Shirley Wilks, 38, of Ashland, for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Richard Townsend, 43, of Ashland for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Julie Stidham, 26, of Ashland for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Boyd County Detention Center;

• Jessica Burd, 25, of Ashland for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Greenup County Detention Center;

• Cynthia Dasher, 54, of Wurtland for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. She is in Greenup County Detention Center;

• Mark Perkins, 24, of Flatwoods for three counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree. He is in Greenup County Detention Center;

• and Bobbie Jenkins, 23, of Argillite for one count of trafficking in controlled substance first degree and one count of wanton endangerment first degree.