KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) – A series of undercover drug investigations by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of 14 individuals on Monday, Jan. 24.

The investigation was conducted by several deputies as well as Operation UNITE in order to combat a rising illegal drug trafficking issue in the county.

The list of arrestees, as well as their charges, are as follows:

  • 44-year-old Cindy Broughton of Barbourville, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
  • 41-year-old Eric Johnson of Barbourville, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
  • 33-year-old Jermey Davidson of Girdler, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
  • 66-year-old Ted Davis Gray of Artemus, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine)
  • 28-year-old James Senters of Barbourville, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine)
  • 51-year-old Sheila Bond of Artemus, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified)
  • 60-year-old Paul Hubbard of Gray, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine)
  • 49-year-old Tammy Cox Johnson of Cannon, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine)
  • 60-year-old Ronald Engle of Hinkle, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin) Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine)Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Trafficking in Marijuana-over 8 ounces.
  • 50-year-old Loretta Lynn Tye of Corbin, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified). At the time of her arrest she was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Degree (oxycodone) when oxycodone was found in her possession
  • 46-year-old Clarence Egner of Corbin, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine)
  • 47-year-old Jerry Simpson of Barbourville, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
  • 66-year-old Bobby Shelton of Flat Lick, KY: Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence after finding two plastic bags containing approximately 8 grams suspected methamphetamine in his possession.
  • 48-year-old Frank D Helton of Flat Lick, KY: Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine)

According to police, the individuals are being lodged at the Knox County Detention Center.