ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A six-month investigation into drug trafficking in the Ashland area has resulted in 27 people being indicted by a Boyd County Grand Jury.
Ashland Police say the 27 people face more than 40 felony charges.
Fourteen of the people have been arrested.
TICS = Trafficking in a Controlled Substance
Erica Steele, 29, of Ashland, 2 counts TICS and PFO
PFO = Persistent Felony Offender
Richard Selvage, 30, of Ashland, 2 counts TICS
Robert Westmoreland, 34, of Ashland, 2 counts TICS and PFO
Julía Smith, 25, of Flatwoods, 1 Count TICS
Christine Johnson, 43, of Ashland, 4 counts TICS
Jessica Va natter (AKA Jessica Slone), 34, of Ashland, Zcounts TICS and PFO
Brian Vanatter, 37, of Ashland, 1 count TICS
Joshua Gamble, 27, of Wurtland, 1 count TICS and PFO
Joyce Puryear, 37, of Ashland, 1 Count TICS
Lisa Adams, 41, of Ashland, 1 count TICS
Ronald Bland, 23, of Ashland, 1 count TICS
Danny Spurlock, 52, of Catlettsburg, 1 count TICS
Crystal Spurlock, 29, of Ashland, 1 count TECS
Kirby Boggs, 41, of Ashland, 1 Count TICS
Police are still looking for 13 people. They are:
Ricky Collins, 37, of Ashland, 1 count TICS and PFO
Samantha Roberts, 23, of Ashland, 2 counts TICS
Edgar Nelson, 47, of Ashland, 2 counts TICS
Heather Martin, 33, of Ironton Oh., 3 counts TICS
Kathy Gannon, 57, of South Point Oh., 1 count TICS
Katrina Harris, 51, of Ironton Oh., 1 count TICS
Jerome Elson, 38, of Ashland, 2 counts TICS
Clayton Pate, 29, of Ashland, 2 counts TICS
Thomas Gamble Jr., 30, of Greenup Ky., 3 counts TICS
Roger D. Moore, 51, of Ashiand, 1 count TICS
Sharon Bustetter, 47, of Ashland, 1 count TICS
James Bailey, 32, of Coal Grove Ohio, 1 count TICS
Terence Cochran, 34, of Ashland, 1 count TICS
Police say the above names have been entered into NCIC as a wanted person.
Anyone with information on these people is asked to call Ashland Police or 911.
Lt. Darren Wilson tells WSAZ.com that the arrests should have an immediate impact on curbing drug activity in the area.
Wilson says most of those indicted are street level dealers. He also says that information they have gotten from some of those under arrest could lead to additional arrests in the future.
The indictments were handed down December 3 and were sealed until just recently.