Operation Spring Rain drug round-up

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

A morning drug round-up sends more than a dozen people to jail.

For most people, it was a calm, Thursday morning unless you heard loud knocking in your neighborhood.

On April 26, 2007, at 6:30 a.m., four teams of officers from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm, Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky State Police and Warren County Sheriff's Department set out to arrest 30 people.

During a drug round-up, officers sometimes have trouble getting people to come to the door.

"I hear somebody inside. Let's go to the back," said Cory Buckner, a Kentucky State Police Trooper.

The drug round-up started early in the morning before many people were even out of bed.

"Come on Reggie. Come to the door. We know you're there," shouted law enforcement officers to one gentleman still asleep in his home.

After a few warnings that they'd kick the man's door in and tow his truck, the officers made good on their promise.

The 30 people arrested were charged with 66 various felony drug crimes.

The round-up is the result of an investigation by the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force.

At one of the drug round-up locations 18 pit bulls were found and are believed to be used for dog fighting.

We'll have more on the pit bull story coming up tonight at 10:00 p.m.

The following is a list of names of the individuals arrested during the drug round-up:

1) Danielle Kena Houchins
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st (3 Counts)

2) Joe Moore, Jr.
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Marijuana 8 oz< 5 lb.

3) James Clifford Boards
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st
Possession Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense

4) Barry Gossom Buford
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st (3 Counts)

5) Katherine Renea Dunn
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st (2 Counts)
Trafficking Controlled Substance within 1000 Yards of School (2 Counts)
Possession Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense

6) Reginald Carlos Reed
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st (2 Counts)
PFO

7) James Chad Cowles
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance within 1000 Yards School
PFO 2nd

8) April Renee Cowles
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance within 1000 Yards School

9) Lessie Jewel Speed
Bowling Green, KY
Convicted Felon in Possession Firearm (6 Counts)
Possession Controlled Substance 1st
Possession Drug Paraphernalia

10) Curtis Ray Smith
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st
PFO 1st

11) Joan Dianna Smith
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st
PFO 2nd

12) Johnathan R. Wood
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st
PFO 2nd

13) Chris Fowler
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st (2 Counts)
Complicity Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st

14) Jerry G. Filback, Jr.
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st

15) Danyon, Hardy
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st
Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd

16) Carl E. Hockenbury
Bowling Green, KY
Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st

17) Alton Bernard Blakely
Pompano Beach, FL
Fugitive from Justice (Florida)
Wanted for Trafficking in Cocaine and Marijuana


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