8 busted; guns, drugs, cash seized in raids

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eight people were busted, a stolen motorcycle was recovered, and drugs, weapons and cash were seized as Laurel County Sheriff’s investigators swept across the county Wednesday night.

According to Sheriff John Root, those arrested were:

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  • Jimmy Hicks, 45, of Bethel Hill Rd., East Bernstadt, arrested off Bethel Hill Road, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Kenneth Simpson, 44, of Star Hill Rd., East Bernstadt, arrested on Bethel Hill Road charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine. In addition, this subject was charged on a Harlan Circuit Court indictment warrant of arrest charging flagrant nonsupport.
  • Roger Flannery, 61, of Litton Town Rd., East Bernstadt, arrested on North Laurel Rd., charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000 – this individual was on a reported stolen black colored Harley Davidson motorcycle.
  • Elizabeth Richardson, 29 of Rosewood Ave., Somerset arrested off London Dock Road, charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.
  • Chris Cornett, 47, of West Laurel Rd., London arrested off West Laurel Rd. charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of firearm by a convicted felon. This individual was found in possession of a 22 caliber Ruger rifle.
  • Clovis Mayfield, 45, of Topton Rd., London arrested off West Laurel Rd., charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance – third-degree.
  • Justin Anders, 32, of London Dock Rd., London arrested off London Dock Road charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Kathy Mayfield, 44 of Cleveland St., Corbin, arrested off West Laurel Rd. charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia.

All eight were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assisting on the investigation and arrests were: Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Maj. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Detective Bryon Lawson, Detective Taylor McDaniel, Detective Robert Reed, Bailiff Dylan Messer, and Bailiff Paige Vanhook.