LONDON, Ky. (FOX 56) – An investigation into a Louisville-based drug trafficking operation led to 12 people being arrested.
Officials from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the Barbourville Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Manchester Police Department worked with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigators, resulting in Thursday’s grand jury indictment in London.
On top of arresting 12 people, the joint investigation seized approximately 10,000 diverted oxycodone pills and over $2 million.
The investigation revealed Jose Luis Barata Vazquez, Alexey Barata Hernandez, Yoleisys Reyes Castillo, Dioslen Jimenez Ortiz, Kaid Rogers, Allison Renee Rogers, Michael King, Christopher King, Floyd Barker, Sheila Barger, and Samuel Barger were conspiring to distribute oxycodone.
The conspirators were said to be distributing oxycodone in Madison, Estill, Clay, and Laurel counties from September 2019 to March 2022.
Each conspirator is facing up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and up to three years of supervised release.