KSP Hope Sweep Dents Meth Problem In Grant Co.

Posted On July 27, 2012

(Grant County, Ky.) – Fifteen people are behind bars in Grant County following drug investigations by Kentucky State Police.


The warrant sweep was performed starting about 6:00 a.m. Thursday, concentrating on methamphetamine offenders. The arrests were from sealed indictments from drug cases worked by detectives at the KSP’s Dry Ridge Post.


All 15 arrested are from Grant County. They are Erik B. Smith (23), Ashley Baker (23), David Williams (55), Loretta Williams (55), Joshua W. Franks (25), Cody S. Glenn (19), Austin R. Holt (18), Lisa Courtney (43), Kimberly C. Young (44), Clinton G. Terpening (43), Steven R. Young (24), Ashley Ellis (24), James R. Lake (31), Dwayne A. Nichols (24) and Krystal D. Courtney (20).


Detectives say two juveniles were taken into custody and two other adults were arrested on unrelated charges. Eleven more people who had warrants issued for their arrests remain at-large.


The charges include 46 counts of Unlawful distribution of a Methamphetamine precursor (Felony), 28 counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance first degree (Felony), four counts of Persistent Felony Offender (Felony), two counts of Receiving Stolen Property- Firearms (Felony), two counts of Manufacturing Methamphetamine (Felony), two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled substance (misdemeanor).


The cases remain under investigation by detectives.