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18 Arrested In N. Ky. Drug Bust

(DRY RIDGE, KY) -- Kentucky State Police say they have arrested 18 drug suspects Thursday during a sweep they are calling "Operation Spring Cleaning."

Police say they have returned 19 indictment warrants for various drug charges on residents of Grant, Boone and Pendleton counties.

The investigation began in November of 2007 and mostly includes the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.

Detective Bart Taylor with Kentucky State Police says that because meth continues to be a problem, "our investigation will continue to be ongoing." Police made a similar but in November of 2007 called "Fall Harvest."

During a press conference Thursday morning, police say they made the arrests using pharmacy logs. A new law in Kentucky requires pharmacies and stores to write down who buys what over the counter. Investigators used these logs to catch the people arrested.

Those indicted on Thursday include: Alicia Raye Sawyer, David Estill Houze, Misty Sue Kendrick, Annette Dee Gadd, Donna Lee Biddle, Ricky Edward Baxter, Bryan L. Kendrick, Ember Lee Valentour, Timothy Wayne Vickers, Charles Kenton Lucas, William King Jr. and Justin Lynn Mann.

Six suspects were already in custody and at various jails on unrelated charges. They are: Danny Landrum, Eddie S. Webster, Tyler Franks, Richard Clark, Garrett Gadd and Charles Weckback.

One other, James Simmons Jr., remains at large. If you know where he is, call police.

FOX19.com staff

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