** Update on Russell County Round-Up with Five More Charged **
On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Kentucky State Police and KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife began locating and apprehending individuals on Russell District Court arrest warrants for illegal drug trafficking. This comes after a three-month investigation conducted by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. In all, thirty-one persons are being charged with more than 50 felony offenses as a result of this investigation. Of that number, 14 suspects were taken into custody by 2:00 p.m. Monday. Their names and charges are listed in the initial announcement on this page.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the following persons were charged and are incarcerated:
Hope Nicole Dempsey, 33, of Liberty -- Complicity to Traffic in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth)
Dana M. Kinnett, 42, of Jamestown -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (meth)
Cody Morrison, 22, of Columbia -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth) and Trafficking in Controlled Substance Within 1,000 feet of a School
Ronald Sharp, 42, of Russell Springs -- Complicity to Traffic in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth)
Michael Dean Blakey, 53, of Jamestown -- Complicity to Traffic in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth)
All cases will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury during their October and November sessions.
You can report suspected drug activity or other criminal offenses, anonymously, by calling or texting the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111.