Federal Drug Suspects Enter Pleas

Monday authorities arrested 34-year-old Collin Carpenter, 35-year-old Corey Ferguson, 36-year-old Albert Ferguson, and 38-year-old Benita Ferguson, all of Bowling Green. They also arrested 27-year-old Trevor Hampton and 30-year-old Damon Nelson, both of Russellville, and 30-year-old Derrick Lander of Cerulean, Kentucky.

Wednesday, Lander, Nelson, Albert Ferguson, and Benita Ferguson were all allowed out on bond. Corey Ferguson and Trevor Hampton were denied bond, and Collin Carpenter waived his right to attain bond, because of his criminal record.

Jerome Shanklin, 33, of Bowling Green turned himself in after Monday’s arrests. Friday morning he was denied bond.

Richard Cox, 29, and 30-year-old William Downey, both of Bowling Green, were already in custody before Monday’s arrest.

Authorities used electronic surveillance to record drug transactions at "Faydz 4 Dayz" barber shop on Russellville Road. The federal indictment alleges 30 counts against the ten suspects, including conspiring to make and distribute crack cocaine police say was sold out of the barber shop.

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