Deputies: Large drug bust in Laurel County

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than a dozen people were arrested Monday after a three month joint drug investigation named ‘Operation Crystal Mountain,’ according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say 16 suspects were arrested and charged with various drug trafficking offenses.

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According to investigators, one person was also arrested on an unrelated warrant.

One of the search warrant locations was at a home off Brown Lane, according to officials.

Investigators say meth, pipes, scales, snorting straws, money, and plastic pouches were taken from the home.



According to Laurel County Sheriff’s Office the suspects names and charges are below:

1. Wanda Minton – charged with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
2. Beverly Fields – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
3. Robert W. House – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
4. Shirley Wilson – charged with failure to appear on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance – second-degree – first offense; two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense.
5. Elvis Hubbard – charged trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
6. Emanuel Lee Hoskins – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – second offense – methamphetamine. In addition, this subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in
7. Heather A. Ledford – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – oxycodone. In addition , this subject was charged on a Knox County warrant for trafficking in a Controlled Substance.
8. Millard L. Smith – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – third-degree – first offense – Suboxone.
9. April Wilder – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. In addition, this individual was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a controlled substance – third-degree.
10. Reva Moore – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
11. Samantha Garland – charged trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – opiates.
12. Joshua Garland – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – opiates.
13. Robbie – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – opiates – oxycodone.
14. William Tucker – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
15. Adam R. Grubb – charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. In addition, the subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a controlled substance – second-degree – first offense.
16. John T. Jones age – charged with trafficking controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance – first-degree – second offense.
17. David Hubbard – charged on a Laurel District Court warrant of arrest charging arresting communications; terroristic threatening – third-degree.

Deputies say the people who were arrested were taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center and the Knox County Detention Facility.