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Twenty-four indicted for drug trafficking

The Jessamine County Grand Jury returned indictments for twenty-four narcotics traffickers on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

A collaborative effort between the Nicholasville Police Department and the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrests of those individuals on Monday, Aug. 14.

According to a release from Sgt. Scott Harvey with the Nicholasville Police Department, the list of drugs seized by law enforcement during the investigations includes heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine.

“The Drug Task Force requests the community to be patient, and warns the narcotics traffickers to not get comfortable,” Harvey said. “There are still ongoing investigations, and more arrests are sure to follow.”

The individuals indicted for trafficking in controlled substance in the first degree include: Kyle Holiday (two counts), Kyle Corman: (two counts), Sean Sturgill (one count), Corey Botkins (one count), Varies Pickens (two counts), Angel Widener (two counts), Kristin Robles (two counts), Greg Isaacs (two counts), Charlotte Hager (two counts), James Collins (two counts), Ricky Bray (two counts), Billie Garrett (one count), Ward Hightower (two counts), Tyler Watts (one count), Jason Taylor (one count), Tony Treadway (three counts), Angela Stinnett (two counts), Shirley Smith (one count), Triva Willis (three counts), Steven Lancaster (two counts), Anthony Ashley (two counts), William Gore (one count) and Melinda Smith (four counts).

In addition to the trafficking charge, the following were also indicted for one count each of persistent felony offender in the first degree: Kyle Corman, Varies Pickens, Kristin Robles, Greg Isaacs, Charlotte Hager, James Collins, Billie Garrett, Ward Hightower, James Taylor, Angela Stinnett and Anthony Ashley.

Jeffrey Mondelli was indicted for three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.