Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 20, 2013

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ASHLAND — Man faces drug charges

SUMMIT

An Ashland man was arrested Friday after an undercover team purchased drugs from him.

Broc Kalon Whitfield, 27, was charged with a felony count of trafficking a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.

Boyd County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that undercover deputies with the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force made a controlled, audio-recorded buy of 3.5 grams of crack cocaine from Whitfield at the Knights Inn in Ashland on Friday.

He was taken into custody after the transaction was completed. During a subsequent search, additional narcotics and a large amount of money were located.

He is being lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.

Additional arrests are pending as the case remains under investigation.



Two teens from Louisa missing

LOUISA

The Lawrence County Sheriff's office is seeking help in finding Brittany Cheyenne Bishop, 16, and Karina Catalan AKA Romano, 16.

They were last seen around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday going to the school bus stop along South Highway 3 just outside of Louisa.

Deputies said they could possibly be headed toward the Fayette County/Lexington area.

Bishop is approximately 5-foot-6, 110 pounds with blue eyes and blonde collar-length hair. She was last seen wearing a light green shirt with a dark green vest, tan pants and white tennis shoes. Bishop is in need of medication that she did not take with her.

Catalan is approximately 4-foot-11, 120 pounds, brown eyes and black shoulder- length hair. She is believed to have a duck umbrella and a blue and black backpack.

Please call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at (606) 638-4368 or the Lawrence County Dispatch Center at (606) 638-4851 with any information.



2 nabbed in meth arrest

ASHLAND

Two were arrested Saturday morning on charges related to  meth, according to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department.

Matthew Odne and Michael Sparks were charged with trafficking meth and possession of meth and meth precursors. They were arrested in houses on Phelps Avenue and Highlawn Avenue.

Deputies made a controlled buy from Sparks. The department was informed by neighbors about Odne and Sparks walking to a house on Highlawn Avenue on a regular basis. A search of that house turned up 10 more meth labs, deputies said.

Odne and Sparks were lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.

 

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