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Police Round Up Drug Dealers In Grant County

(DRY RIDGE, KY) -- Troopers and detectives from Kentucky State Police in Dry Ridge have completed a round up of numerous drug dealers in Grant County.

Officers set out Thursday morning armed with indictment warrants on 20 people with charges ranging from trafficking in marijuana to felonious trafficking of crack cocaine and heroin.

The arrests are the result of a number of investigations over a one year period in which undercover narcotics officers made controlled buys of illegal substances from the 20 people, who were indicted Wednesday by a Grant County grand jury.

During the year long investigation, KSP detectives conducted undercover buys and seized control of substances to include several drugs. Detectives also purchased illegally trafficked firearms during the investigation.

The following is a list of arrested persons and their charges:

Harry Ray Davis Jr., 40, of Dry Ridge - 2 counts trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 2 counts trafficking in controlled substance 2nd degree, 1 count persistent felony offender 2nd degree

Todd Brian Abner, 31, of Dry Ridge - 1 count trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1 count trafficking in controlled substance 2nd degree, 1 count trafficking marijuana less than 8 oz., persistent felony offender, 2nd degree, cultivation of marijuana under 5 plants, possession of drug paraphernalia

Paul Michael Manning Jr., 24, of Dry Ridge - 3 counts trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1 count persistent felony offender 2nd degree

Paul Michael Manning Sr., of Dry Ridge - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree

Susan Penn Manning, 45, of Dry Ridge - 4 counts trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree

Lora Manning, 21, of Dry Ridge - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree

Farris Sandlin Jr., 41, of Dry Ridge - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 2 counts trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree

Michael D. Phillips, 26, of Dry Ridge - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree

Sheena Marie Ellis, 19, of Dry Ridge - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree

Joseph John Patrick Lawson, 20, of Dry Ridge - 1 count trafficking in a schedule 1 controlled substance in or near a school

Sharon J. Thornberry-Foley, 24, of Crittenden - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree

Rodney Daniel McClanahan, 21, of Corinth - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree

Christopher M. Webster, 24, of Williamstown - 1 count trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree, 1 count persistence felony offender

Megan E. Kendrick, 21, of Florence - possession of a controlled substance 1st degree

Christopher C. Gray, 30, of Wilder, 2 counts trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree

Brittany N. Griffith, 20, of Dry Ridge - 1 county trafficking in a schedule 1 controlled substance in or near a school

Jennifer Lynn Smith, 19, of Falmouth - 2 counts trafficking a controlled substance 1st degree

All arrested persons were taken to the Grant County Detention Center.

Persons indicted but not yet apprehended will be entered as wanted and KSP says they will continue to pursue them.

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