Middlesboro Police arrest 9 in ongoing Appalachia Narcotics investigation

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MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - The Middlesboro Police Department made several drug trafficking arrests during the past few weeks.

The arrests are a result of investigations, both independent and with the Appalachia Narcotics Investigations Task Force.

Police said some of the investigations were due to complaints of drug activity from people living in the area.

Nine people were arrested so far:

1) William "Flip" North of Pineville, first-degree drug trafficking.

2) Ely W. Hembree of Middlesboro, six counts of first-degree drug trafficking and one count of second-degree drug trafficking.

3) Clifford C. Williams of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree drug trafficking.

4) Billy R. Hughett of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree drug trafficking.

5) Charles T. Gilbert of New Tazewell, Tenn., two counts of first-degree drug trafficking.

6) Christopher M. Shackelford of Middlesboro, one count of first-degree drug trafficking and one count of second-degree drug trafficking.

7) David E. Strunk of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree drug trafficking and one count of engaging in organized crime.

8) Latoya Collier of Middlesboro, first-degree drug trafficking and one count of engaging in organized crime.

9) Henry F. Barnes of Middlesboro, two counts of first-degree drug trafficking.



 
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