Numerous arrests involving the possession and trafficking of fentanyl and other illicit drugs kept the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department busier than usual during the past week.

In one case, four people were arrested in connection to alleged possession and trafficking of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other controlled narcotics in the Elk Creek community.

According to the MCSD, on July 7, 2021, officers arrested Ricky Lee Sheppard, 34, of Ragland, Micah Allen Baisden, 35, of Delbarton, Terry Andrew Baisden, 36, of Delbarton, and Joshua Allen Maynard, 36, of Delbarton.

The MCSD said Maynard was charged with possession of methamphetamine as well as arraigned on several Schedule III, IV, and V narcotics with intent to deliver charges, as well as with conspiracy.

Micah Baisden was also charged with possession of methamphetamine as well as arraigned on a number of Schedule III, IV, and V narcotics with intent to deliver charges, conspiracy, and person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Sheppard and Terry Lee Baisden were charged with possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver and conspiracy.

In another case involving fentanyl, the MCSD said Ailsa Nicole Hendricks, 23, of Williamson, and Cecil Ray Diamond, 40, also of Williamson, were arrested on July 7, 2021 at Dan’s Branch and charged with possession with intent to deliver fentanyl along with conspiracy.

Between June and July, the MCSD said, Diamond allegedly sold Fentanyl to an undercover informant on three different occasions.

Also arrested and arraigned were:

Rachel Shandale Harris (Cline), 42, of Baisden, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and conspiracy.

James Robert Harris, 24, of Baisden, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and conspiracy.

Jerry Lee Berry, 59, of defective equipment, fleeing (vehicle), no insurance, no registration, and driving revoked (second offense).

Marvin Lee Vance Jr., 44, of Breeden, destruction of property.

Debra Miller, 36, of Rawl, fleeing on foot and obstruction.

Jacob Winston Preece, 19, of Delbarton, distribution and exhibition of child pornography (c), four counts, and distribution and exhibition of child pornography (a), one count.

Robert Sparks, 56, of Yerdunville, breaking and entering and destruction of property.

Timothy Dale Mahon, 54, of Williamson, domestic assault, domestic battery, and simple possession.

Kayla Jean Lucas, 23, of Williamson, petit larceny.

Gabriel Clayton Gray, 29, of Gilbert, possession of a controlled substance.

Arlen “AJ” Hodge III, 32, of Breeden, person prohibited from possessing a firearm and fleeing on foot (complaint one, dated June 9, 2021); burglary and assault (complaint two, dated June 26, 2021); and fleeing (vehicle, reckless indifference), fleeing on foot, and obstruction (five counts) (complaint three, dated July 7, 2021).

Joshua Marcum, 36, of Breeden, DUS (DUI) and no insurance (complaint one, dated March 9, 2021) and grand larceny (complaint two, dated Sept. 25, 2020).

Ronald Larry Robinson, 42, of Williamson, breaking and entering, destruction of property, domestic battery, and trespassing (complaint one, dated July 6, 2021); and trespassing, domestic battery, brandishing, and petit larceny (complaint two, dated Nov. 19, 2020).

Fredrick Allen Canterbury, 51, of Dingess, leaving the scene (property damage) and driving revoked.

James Russell Blackburn, 43, of Hardy, Kentucky, escape, fleeing on foot, and obstruction (two counts).

Alexis Lester, 38, of Newtown, battery on EMS (five counts) (complaint dated March 6, 2015).

Misty T. Cline, 43, of Delbarton, no insurance and obstruction.

Jimmy Davis Jr., 30, of Miller Creek, North Carolina, conspiracy, DUS, and possession of a controlled substance (two counts).

Larry Ronald Jones, 39, of Delbarton, escape (home confinement).

Thurman Dewayne Hinkle, 47, of Delbarton, burglary and grand larceny (complaint one, dated Nov. 30, 2020); and burglary and assault and battery (complaint two, dated May 8, 2021).

Donald Ray Elkins Jr., 49, of Chattaroy, possession with intent to deliver (Schedule I), possession with intent to deliver (Schedule II), altered pseudoephedrine, and person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Keith Allen Marcum, 37, of Dingess, grand larceny, transferring stolen property, burglary, and destruction of property.

Kenneth Spaulding, 30, of Lenore, altered pseudoephedrine.

Sheena Lorene Mounts, 31, of Williamson, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver Fentanyl, altered pseudoephedrine, and person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Shadd Andrew Baisden, 36, of Dingess, domestic battery.

Penny R. Baisden, 36, of Dingess, domestic battery.

Bryan Bowens, 34, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, brandishing and person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Michael Brandon Runyon, 32, of Delbarton, violation of EPO and petit larceny.

Amy Elizabeth Younger, 58, of Williamson, no operator’s license, reckless driving, and DUI.

Ira Edward Roberts, 55, of Wharncliffe, petit larceny.

Mark Maynard, 48, of Williamson, possession of a controlled substance.

Lynzee Beth Hunter, 28, of Switzer, petit larceny, public intoxication, and obstruction.

William Page Thompson Jr., 72, of Williamson, domestic assault, brandishing, and child neglect creating risk of injury.

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