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The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police, arrested five people Monday night in Carroll County on heroin trafficking indictments returned by a circuit court grand jury. The investigation into these cases began in May, but the fight is far from over.
When asked if he considered Monday night’s roundup a success, Sheriff Jamie Kinman said, “Very much so. And we’re not done. The investigation is still ongoing, and there are still others to be apprehended. Don’t sell heroin in Carroll County.”
Police arrested five of the six individuals indicted and are still looking for the sixth. The following were indicted Monday and arrested:
LaKayla Clay, 19, 116 Third St., Carrollton, on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – heroin, first offense.
Cory Dade, 23, 1903 Thyme Ave., Carrollton, on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – heroin, first offense, possession of a controlled substance – heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael Dixon, 34, 1903 Thyme Ave., Carrollton, on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – heroin, first offense.
Steven E. Hardiman, 26, 329 Winton Ave., Louisville, on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – heroin, first offense, and first-degree persistent felony offender.
Katie M. Stump, 24, 605 Polk St., Carrollton, on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – heroin, first offense, and first-degree persistent felony offender.
While conducting the roundup, police found and arrested the following who were wanted for bench warrants:
Leigh Alexander, 21, 6228 Hwy. 389, Turners Station, probation violation.
Jonny Chambers, 24, 1248 Fairview Ridge, Milton, probation violation, possession of a controlled substance – heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Natasha Little, 32, 943 Furnish Rd., Ghent, parole violation.
Kinman, Deputies J.T. Shaw and Clay Cable, Carrollton Police Sgt. Tim Mitchell, Officer Ron Dickow and Trooper Charlie Loudermilk met at the Carrollton Police station Monday night and left a little before 9:30 p.m.
The night began and ended looking for the sixth indicted individual at Carrollton Village and Old Hwy. 227. Police arrested Clay while at the Old 227 residence and placed a child in the custody of their grandfather.
Police then traveled to 1903 Thyme Ave., in the Camelia Court apartment complex. Dade, Chambers and Alexander were all found in the apartment, while Dixon and Little were apprehended in the area. Police found two hypodermic needles and a tenth of heroin in the apartment.
Probation and Parole Officer Stacy Warren arrived to the scene about 10:30 p.m. Social Services was called on one subject, who also was in the apartment but not arrested, in reference to a child in the home. Sgt. Rick Jackson arrived on scene to transport the subject to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for a blood sample.
After leaving Carroll County Detention Center, Mitchell did a drive by past 605 Polk St., and reported seeing Hardiman standing in the front yard. He notified the other police officers, who quickly arrived on scene.
Mitchell said when he and the others returned to the house, Stump was standing in the doorway of Wing Barn across the street. When Stump saw him, Mitchell said she darted into Wing Barn, and he found her in the back room in the corner beside the refrigerator.
Kinman said he encourages area residences to submit anonymous tips through the department’s website, carrollcountykysheriff.com.
“Heroin is an epidemic here in Carroll County,” he said, “and we’re going to do our best to fight it and get the stuff off our streets and out of our community.”