Courtesy Photo Charles D. Ford

Courtesy Photo

Charles D. Ford

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Leitchfield Police Department, and Kentucky State Police have been hard at work in the county, cleaning up the streets.

On July 2, an Indiana couple was arrested at Days Pro Bass in Wax after they passed out at the gas pumps.

According to a press release from Sheriff Norman Chaffins, Deputy DJ Newton arrived at the gas station at 5:45 a.m. on a complaint of the individuals.

Chaffins said that the driver, Timothy A. Murray, 48, from Gary, IN, informed Newton that he did not know why he was at the gas pump and thought he was still in Indiana.

According to the press release, Murray admitted to the deputy that he had cocaine inside a purple lanyard around his neck.

Chaffins said that inside the car and in Murray's possession, Newton found "a large baggie containing several different prescription pills, including hydrocodones, along with a small amount of marijuana and marijuana roaches."

According to Chaffins, Murray had previously gone into the store to buy rolling papers and chocolate covered peanuts, exiting the store, then going back in to purchase more rolling papers, which he attempted to buy with the chocolate covered peanuts he had just purchased from the store. He then exited the store again, taking a fishing license lanyard on his way out.

Murray was charged with public intoxication; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree 1st offense (cocaine); trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense; possession of controlled substance, 1st offense; and shoplifting under $500.

Murray's passenger, Trudi K. Murray, 45, of Gary, IN, was also arrested for public intoxication; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Chaffins.

Both of them were lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center, but were later released.

Then on Tuesday, July 10, 11 officers from GCSO, KSP, and LPD, as well as Grayson County Constables Marion Higgs and Damon Lasley teamed up to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in Anneta as part of law enforcement's Operation Sheepdog 3.0 initiative.

According to Chaffins, they looked for impaired drivers and traffic violators, in addition to targeting high drug complaint areas.

"As a result, three criminal summons were served, five arrest warrants, and other traffic citations were served with multiple other papers being attempted in that area," Chaffins said.

Charles D. Ford, 49, from Anneta, was one of the individuals arrested.

According to Chaffins, Ford had several outstanding warrants and was also charged with tampering with physical evidence when he swallowed a substance that he said was Valium.

Chaffins said that two Ford Mustangs were seized after they were found on Ford's property with altered VIN numbers.

He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on the following charges: theft by unlawful taking or disposition, all others $500 or more but under $10,000; criminal mischief, 1st degree; criminal trespassing, 3rd degree; and tampering with physical evidence.

Chaffins said during this traffic safety checkpoint a motorist was charged with Possession of Marijuana when K-9 Marco alerted to an odor in the vehicle and marijuana was found in the vehicle.

"We would like the citizens in the Anneta community to know that we will continue our patrol in your neighborhoods: We will be coming back for Operation Sheepdog and we will be unwavering in our efforts in reducing crime in your community," Chaffins said.