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Commonwealth’s Attorney for Wise County & the City of Norton

For Immediate Release January 30, 2018


CONTACT: Charles H. Slemp, III Phone: 276-328-9406

SLEMP & OAKES LAUNCH “OPERATION FROSTBITE”


DRUG-RELATED MASS-ARRESTS IN WISE COUNTY

Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp and Sheriff Ronnie Oakes hosted a press
conference with various law enforcement agencies on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 to detail the status
of a major drug-related mass-arrest operation executed by the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, the
Virginia State Police, and other law enforcement agencies, dubbed “Operation Frostbite.”

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, numerous state, federal, and local area law-enforcement
agencies combined forces to conduct a “mass arrest” of 80 individuals who have recently been
indicted by the Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury in 111 indictments, charging over 200 drug related
offenses such as distribution, possession, and manufacturing of illegal narcotics, conspiracy to
distribute narcotics, prescription fraud, child abuse & neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a
child, and distribution of narcotics within 1,000 feet of a school.

The arrests stem from extensive investigations by the Southwest Virginia Regional Drug
Task Force involving illegal drug activity in Wise County and the City of Norton.

The Wise County Sheriff's Office, Southwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, Norton
City Police Department, Coeburn Police Department, Wise Police Department, Pound Police
Department, Big Stone Gap Police Department, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control, and the Virginia State Police participated in the coordinated effort. The Commonwealth's
Attorney's office for Wise County & the City of Norton provided assistance during the Mass Arrest.

Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp said, “Over the course of the past several months,
our office has been working closely with law enforcement in an effort to eradicate drug related crime
in our region and today's operation is a significant step to keep dangerous illegal drugs off the street.
Addressing the drug abuse crisis in our region has been, and continues to be, among our highest
priorities. We are thankful for the amazing officers who are braving frosty conditions today and for
their teamwork, dedication, and tireless efforts. The prosecutors in my office will now turn to the
important task of prosecuting these cases and will likewise work hard to see that justice is served.”

Wise County Sheriff, Ronnie Oakes, likewise, expressed his appreciation for the joint-effort
of those who made this operation a success, “I am proud to be a part of this effort and thankful for
the hard work of the officers involved in the operation today. It takes a great deal of work and
investigation to arrest this number of drug offenders. I commend the hardworking officers of many
different agencies who came together to make this operation a success.”
A significant number of the offenses charged as part of this operation involve the dangerous
drug known as methamphetamine. Slemp said, “These substances are highly addictive and highly
dangerous, with scary side effects and potential to change a user's life instantly.”

Charges include nearly 100 counts involving the of distribution a Schedule I or II drug –
mostly synthetic narcotics or highly addictive prescription drugs. Almost 40 individuals are charged
with offenses involving methamphetamine or synthetic drugs. These arrests include over 40 counts
of distribution of buprenorphine, an addictive Schedule III prescription drug. Eleven counts included
in today's charges involve distribution of drugs near school properties.

Law enforcement is continuing efforts to bring wanted individuals to justice.

A list (in no particular order) of those scheduled to be arrested on Tuesday and the
alleged offenses charged is as follows:

1. Jacob Darie Horner, age 24, of Coeburn


F17-308: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

2. Pamella Slemp Kilgore, age 36, of Norton


F17-309: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance), Conspiracy, and
Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon

3. Troy Wayne Salyers, age 51, of Coeburn


F17-314: Distribute Schedule I Substance alpha-PHP

4. Anthony Scott Burton, age 39, of Big Stone Gap


F16-370: Distribute Schedule I Substance & Conspiracy cannabimimetic agent

5. Brandon Scott Beaty, age 41, of Norton


F17-166: Distribute Oxycodone (Schedule III Substance)
F17-300: 2 counts of Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance) & 2 counts of Distribute a
Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school

6. Tiffany Amanda (Vanover) Vaughn, age 30, of Big Stone Gap


F17-455: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

7. Winston Sturgill, age 21, of Pound


F17-454: 2 counts of Distribute Imitation Schedule II Substance & conspiracy

8. Kayla Stidham, age 20, of Pound


F17-453: Distribute Imitation Schedule II Substance & conspiracy

9. Jeffery Lee Richie, age 54, of Coeburn


F17-445: 8 counts of Prescription Fraud

10. Kathryn Ann Mitchell, age 58, of Big Stone Gap


F17-431: Distribute Buprenorphine & Naloxone (Schedule III Substance)
F17-430: Distribute Oxycodone (Schedule II Substance)

11. Franklin Royce Mabe, age 22, of Big Stone Gap


F17-424: Distribute Marijuana, Conspiracy, & Possession Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

12. Larry Edward Horner, age 27, of Big Stone Gap


F17-413: 2 counts of Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance) & 3 counts of Distribution an
Imitation Schedule II Substance
F16-377: 2 counts of Distribute Schedule III Substance Buprenorphine
13. Tamara Sue Gilbert, age 30, of Big Stone Gap
F17-410: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance) & Conspiracy

14. Josey Alexander Collins, age 22, of Coeburn


F17-405: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance) & Conspiracy
15.
16. Logan Elizabeth Bolling, age 25, of Norton
F17-399: 2 counts of Distribute Adderall (Schedule II Substance) & 2 counts of Distribute Controlled
Substance within 1000 Feet of School

17. Lashawnda Dezara Barnett, age 24, of Appalachia


F17-396: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

18. David Kyle Archer, age 53, of Wise


F17-394: Distribute Oxycodone (Schedule II Substance)

19. Tanya Rae McReynolds, age 27, of St. Paul


F17-77: Distribute Schedule II Substance Oxycodone
F17-78: Distribute Schedule III Substance Buprenorphine
F17-79: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine
F17-80: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine
F17-81: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine
F17-82: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine
F17-83: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine
F17-84: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine

20. Joyce Diane McReynolds, age 64, of St. Paul (all charges for Buprenorphine)
F17-68: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy
F17-69: Distribute Schedule III Substance, Conspiracy, & Distribute Controlled Substance within 1000
Feet of School
F17-70: Distribute Schedule III Substance, Conspiracy, & Distribute Controlled Substance within 1000
Feet of School
F17-71: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy
F17-72: Distribute Schedule III Substance
F17-73: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy
F17-74: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy
F17-75: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy
F17-76: Distribute Schedule III Substance

21. Lawrence Jamie Holbrook, age 39, of Appalachia


F17-307: Attempted Distribution of Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance) & Conspiracy

22. Amanda Shae McReynolds, age 23, of St. Paul


F17-67: Distribute Schedule III Substance, Conspiracy, & Distribution of Controlled Substance within
1000 Feet of a School Buprenorphine

23. Matthew Wade Miller, age 33, of St. Paul


F17-85: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine
F17-86: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine
F17-87: Distribute Schedule III Substance & Conspiracy Buprenorphine

24. William Anthony Marshall, age 32, of Big Stone Gap


F17-167: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance)

25. Joshua Adam Barnett, age 42, of Big Stone Gap


F17-165: Distribute Hydrocodone (Schedule II Substance)
26. James Matthew Ellis, age 27, of Coeburn
F17-306: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance) & Conspiracy

27. Daniel Braxton Bolling, age 64, of Coeburn


F16-185: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance)

28. Jason Odell Niece, age 34, of Big Stone Gap


M16-301: Possession of Marijuana

29. Tiffany Lynn Johnson, age 26, of Norton


F16-378: Distribute Schedule III Substance Buprenorphine

30. Laken Jade Gibson, age 28, of Castlewood


F16-374: 3 counts of Distribute Schedule III Substance Buprenorphine

31. Rebecca Ann Chandler, age 44, of Big Stone Gap


F16-371: Distribute Schedule III Substance Buprenorphine

32. Dillon Arthur Robinette, age 25, of Big Stone Gap


F17-313: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

33. Thomas Lee Holbrook, age 48, of East Stone Gap


F16-376: Distribute Schedule III Substance Buprenorphine

34. Joey Hensel Large, age 35, of Pound


F17-66: Distribute Hydrocodone (Schedule II Substance)

35. Robin Renee Boggs, age 53, of Appalachia


F17-398: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

36. Teresa Leann Michelle Thompson, age 28, of Norton


F17-315: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance) & Conspiracy

37. Justin Michael Sliger, age 24, of Big Stone Gap


F17-448: 2 counts of Distribute Ab-Chminaca (Schedule I Substance) & Distribution of a Schedule I
cannabimimetic agent

38. Joe Mitchell Shupe, III, age 38, of Coeburn


F17-447: Distribute Alpha-PHP (Schedule I Substance)

39. Johnathan Adam Rollins, age 35, of Big Stone Gap


F17-446: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Controlled Substance)

40. Wesley Dylan Ramos, age 25, of Coeburn


F17-444: Distribute Synthetic Cathinone (Schedule I Substance)

41. Kevin Addington, age 47, of Wise


F17-299: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)
F17-392: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

42. Josh Lee Orender, age 32, of Norton


F17-439: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)
F17-440: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)
F17-441: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

43. Katherine Leigh Miller Orender, age 27, of Norton


F17-437: Accessory to Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)
F17-438: Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Conspiracy, and other charges
44. Christopher Todd Nixon, age 34, of Coeburn
F17-436: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

45. Robert L. Moore, age 38, of Coeburn


F17-433: Distribute a Schedule I cannabimimetic agent & conspiracy

46. Janie Michelle Moore, age 36, of Coeburn


F17-432: Distribute a Schedule I cannabimimetic agent & conspiracy cannabimimietic agent

47. Mitzi Rhea Miller, age 43 of Big Stone Gap


F17-428: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance)
F17-429: Distribute Buprenorphine & Naloxone (Schedule III Substance)

48. Desaray Nicole Meade, age 22, of Wise


F17-427: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance) & Conspiracy

49. John Davis Huett, age 62, of Coeburn


F17-414: Distribute a Schedule I cannabimimetic agent

50. Christy Marie Doffermyer, age 38, of Big Stone Gap


F17-406: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)
F17-407: Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)

51. Joshua Mikell Mullins, age 35, of Pound


F17-434: 2 counts of Accessory to Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Substance)
F17-435: 2 counts of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Manufacture Methamphetamine,
Possession of Precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule I Controlled
Substance, and maintaining a common nuisance

52. Julie D. Harper, age 47, of Coeburn


M17-234: Possession of a Schedule I cannabimimetic agent

53. Bryan D. Griffith, age 38, of Big Stone Gap


F17-411: Manufacture Marijuana

54. Harold David Gross, age 46, of Rose Hill


F17-412: 4 counts of prescription fraud and 2 count of attempted prescription fraud

55. William Patrick Smith, age 19, of Carlisle, Ohio


F17-450: Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance

56. Omar Kareem Banks, age 42, of Coeburn


F17-395: Possession of alpha-PHP, a Schedule I Controlled Substance

57. Bobby Ray Blanken, Jr., age 38, of Big Stone Gap
Manufacture Methamphetamine and possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine

58. Tyler Blake Tindell, age 24, of Wise


F17-316: 2 counts of Distribution of Marijuana

59. Adrian Bradley Roark, age 53, of Norton


F18-17: Possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine with intent to distribute, manufacturing
methamphetamine, conspiracy, and child abuse & neglect.

60. Christina Ann (Hall) Roark, age 46, of Norton


F18-18: Manufacture & Distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy, and child abuse & neglect
61. Hunter Lee Stapleton, age 22, of Wise
F18-20: Distribute Oxycodone (Schedule II Controlled Substance)

62. Dior Malik Mitchell, age 21, of Wise


F18-19: attempted conspiracy to distribute marijuana

63. Tyler Austin Chandler, age 19, of Big Stone Gap


F17-302: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance)

64. Audrianna Michelle Belcher, age 27, of Wise


F17-301: Distribute Oxycodone (Schedule II Substance) & Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III)

65. James Douglas Lundy, age 37, of Coeburn


F17-310: Distribute an imitation Schedule I Controlled Substance imitation schedule I-synthetic marijuana

66. Ginger Richardson Reynolds, age 47, of Wise


F17-312: Distribute Hydrocodone (Schedule III Controlled Substance)

67. Don Garland Yates, age 44, of Wise


F17-318: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Controlled Substance)

68. Enjoli Turner, age 33, of Appalachia


F17-317: Distribute Buprenorphine (Schedule III Controlled Substance)

69. Gregory Marcus Elmer Tackett, age 25, of Wise


F16-392: Distribute Heroin (Schedule I Controlled Substance)

70. Cory Eskridge, age 42, of East Stone Gap


F16-372: Distribute Cocaine (Schedule II Controlled Substance)
F16-373: Distribute Schedule II Controlled Substance)

71. Delilah M. Combs, age 40 of Norton


F15-175: 3 counts of Distribution of Hydrocodone and Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance), 3 counts
of Conspiracy, and 1 count of Distributing a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School

72. Steven M. Anderson, age 35, of Norton


F15-166: 3 Counts of Distribution of Hydrocodone and Buprenorphine (Schedule III Substance), 3 counts
of Conspiracy, and 1 count of Distributing a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School

73. Brittany Michelle Roberson, age 28, of Big Stone Gap


F16-226: 3 counts of Distribution within 1000 feet of a school, conspiracy, 2 counts of distribution of a
Schedule IV controlled substance, 1 count of distribution of a Schedule III Controlled Substance

74. Richard Corey Allen Branham, age 28, of Wise


F15-284: Distribute Alprazolam (Schedule IV Controlled Substance)

75. Charlotte Balthis Matney Carico, age 47, of Pound


F17-401: Possession of Methamphetamine (Schedule II Controlled Substance)

76. Timothy Jason Collier, age 39, of Pound


F17-403: 2 Counts of Accessory to Distribute Methamphetamine (Schedule II Controlled Substance),
Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, & Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

77. Joey Large, age 19, current address unknown


F17-420: possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine
F17-419: distribution of methamphetamine (Schedule II)
F17-418: distribution of methamphetamine (Schedule II), manufacture methamphetamine, possession of
precursors to manufacture meth, conspiracy, contributing to delinquency of a minor, and other charges
78. Christina Large, age 32
F17-416: conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of precursors to manufacture
methamphetamine
F17-415: 2 counts of accessory to distribute methamphetamine, contribute to delinquency of a minor,
possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, and other charges

79. Keith Ledford, 32, of Wise


F17-422: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribute methamphetamine (Schedule II
Controlled Substance), and conspiracy

80. Gerald McCoy, age 29, of Coeburn


F17-426: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute a
controlled substance while possessing a firearm, possession of a concealed weapon, and conspiracy

For more information, please contact Chuck Slemp at the Wise County Commonwealth's
Attorney's office at 276-328-9406.

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