Drug Roundups net 10 Knox residents

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Tamicca Carton was led to a waiting police cruiser by Barbourville City Police officers in Thursday's roundup that netted 10 suspects.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Tamicca Carton was led to a waiting police cruiser by Barbourville City Police officers in Thursday’s roundup that netted 10 suspects.

Barbourville Police, assisted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, executed arrest warrants on the following eight individuals for drug trafficking beginning at 8 a.m Thursday.

Arrested were:

Misty Wombles, 23, Barbourville – Traff. Controlled Subs. 2nd Degree

Tamicca Carton, 28, Barbourville – Traff. Controlled Subs. 2nd Degree

Marsha Lake, 57, Hinkle – Traff. Controlled Subs. 1st Degree 2nd Offense, Methamphetamine, Traff. Cont. Subs. 3rd Degree, Traff. Cont. Subs. 2nd Degree

Harley Smith, 28, Gray – Traff. Cont. Subs. 1st Degree, Methamphetamine

Lee R. Vanover, 24, Barbourville – Traff. Controlled Subs. 1st Degree

Wendell Carter, 51, Barbourville – Traff. Controlled Subs. 1st Degree

Christine McVey, 44, Barbourville – Traff. Controlled Subs. 2nd Degree

Dominic Carton, 23, Barbourville – Traff. Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Methamphetamine

George Smith 54, Barbourville – Traff. Controlled Substance

All of the suspects were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

At the same time Kentucky State Police Post in Harlan conducted a drug roundup in Bell and Knox Counties. With the assistance of Pineville Police Department, Bell County Sheriff’s Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Department, 10 people were arrested on various drug charges stemming from a year-long investigation by KSP Post 10 Drug Detectives.

Brian Bunch
Brian Bunch

Included in those arrests were the following from Knox County:

Brian Bunch, of Barbourville: Two counts of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree and one count of Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Randy Burnett, of Barbourville: One count of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

Both were lodged in Knox County Detention Center.

 Several other arrests are pending in this investigation.