The Beattyville Enterprise
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Feds charge ﬁve
for drug pipeline
Five people were indicted last wee0 by a federal grand 5ury
for allegedly conspiring to bring thousands of pain pills from
Florida into Owsley County.
The ve are identied as being from Owsley County. Named
in the indictment are ?arvin Reed, Jason Reed, Thomas Little,
Dristi Rae Davis and Donald F. Terry. No ages or addresses
According to an afdavit in the case le, Little and Davis
were stopped ?onday, ?ay 16, near Brunswic0, GA by ofcers
of the Georgia State Patrol upon the reNuest of DEA Agent
Richard A. J. Dalrymple of London. Upon inspection of the
silver Dodge Durango, the ofcers found Q,RST oUycodone
tablets in a plastic bag concealed in the vehicle.
After they were advised of their rights, the two said they
were transporting the QV mg. tablets to ?arvin Reed and Jason
Reed in Booneville. They offered to assist law enforcement
in delivering the pills to their destination.
The two were transferred to the DEA in London on Tuesday,
Little said he had made three previous trips to Florida for
the Reeds. He said he had been accompanied by Terry and
He said that on the rst two trips, Terry and Davis met with
a female he 0new as XLewitY in Florida. They received in
eUcess of R,VVV oUycodone tablets each trip.
On the third trip, he said he went with them to meet Lewit
in ?iami to get another R,VVV plus oUycodones.
All three times, he said that the two Reeds came to his home
to get the pills.
Little said he was paid Z1,VVV each by both Reeds per
Before the last trip, Little said he went to ?arvin Reed’s residence the night of Fednesday, ?ay 11, and received ZR],VVV.
He then went to Jason Reed’s home and got ZRV,VVV.
He and Davis left Owsley County for Florida on Thursday,
?ay 1R, he said.
Fhen they got to ?iami, they called Lewitt, and then met
her behind a Citgo service station. They paid her and got the
pills of Friday, ?ay 1Q.
During a separate interview, Davis said she had made three
or four trips to get the pills, and was present when the Reeds
On Tuesday, ?ay 1S, Little received a call on his cell phone
from a person who was later identied as ?arvin Reed. The
caller wanted to 0now Little’s location. The phone was in the
possession of the DEA when the call came in. Little returned
the call and said they would meet at his home at R p. m. that
At 1^RV p. m., Jason Reed arrived at Little’s home and too0
possession of a large bag of oUycodone QV mg. tablets. He
was arrested as he was leaving.
?arvin Reed arrived at Q^QV p. m., and too0 possession of
the remaining amount of pills, and was arrested.
X?arvin Reed attempted to throw away the oUycodone
tablets as law enforcement approached,Y Dalrymple said in
The Reeds, Little and Davis were then ta0en to the Laurel
County Detention Center.
Charles Delly Dilgore, attorney for ?arvin Reed, reNuested
on Thursday, ?ay R6, that his client be released on bond.
In his reNuest, Dilgore included almost identical letters of
support from 1Q private citi`ens in Owsley County who said
they did not 0now what Reed was charged with, but that if he
could not get a ride to court they would personally ta0e him.
Also included were letters from Owsley JudgeaEUecutive
Ronnie DeBord, County Cler0 Sid Gabbard and ?agistrate
Jesse Bishop, Jr. Their letters were also almost identical.
DeBord and Bishop said they had 0nown Reed most of his life.
Gabbard said he had 0nown him all of his life.
They went on to say that Reed had Xalways been a good
person,Y and they did not thin0 he was a ight ris0. They said
they would vouch for him that he would appear in court when
told to do so.
All three letters were on ofcial letterhead.
A chec0 by the Enterprise on Tuesday, ?ay Q1, with the
Owsley Circuit Court Cler0’s ofce to further identify the ve
charged, showed people with those names with only misdemeanor records. There were three ?arvin Reeds.
! ! ! A class of bc seniors
graduated from Lee County
High School Sunday. Principal David Land presented
the class, which included
valedictorian Daylee Stic0ler and salutatorian Ni0isha
Liesegang. Stic0ler and Brett
Napier received citi`enship
?embers of the class are^
Du0e Allen, Devin Arnold,
?ichelle Irene Baumgartner, Andrew Bird Broc0way,
Chase Burton, Cody F. Caudill, Tiffany Dawn Caudill,
Rodney Lee Childers, Hallie
Broo0e Cornett and Delly
dachariah P. Dennis, Dristen
Rae Ford, Jaima Fult`, Summer Nicole Gibson, Tabatha
Renea Hall Gilbert, AleU ?ichael Gordon, Dimberly Sue
Hayes, Eli`abeth Ana Heilman, Cody Ray Holliday and
Fhitney Leigh Ann Hopson.
Anthony J. Horton, Cody L.
Johnson, Darrin Gale Johnson,
Lendella Nancy Ann Johnson, Fesley Johnson, Ni0isha
Rochele Liesegang, ?ichael
?athews, Rebecca Jane ?cIntosh, Clarissa Hope ?cDinney
and Cody Dylan ?iller.
Dayla Renee ?ontgomery,
Shawna ?arie ?oore, Bradley
Dieth ?orrison, Denny Napier, Jr., Brett Austin Napier,
Dere0 F. Pelfrey, Dontarius
B. Pittman, Gabrielle Faith
Reece, Randelle Han0 Roach
and Aaron Jacob Roar0.
Randall James Ross, ?indy ?arie Rowland, ?ary
E l i ` a b e t h S h o e m a 0 e r, J e n nifer Renee Slone, Dendra
Nicole Snowden, Ryan Ben5amin Spencer, Daylee AleUandria Stic0ler, Terance Devin
Townsend and Tyler Broo0s
Local jobless rate improves
ee County’s 5obless rate
dropped by more than a full
percentage point from ?arch
to April, according to the Dent u c 0 y O f c e o f E m p l o y m e n t
The April unemployment
rate in the county was 11.]
percent compared with 1R.6
percent for ?arch.
All of the other counties in
the Dentuc0y River area also
showed declines. The counties, their ?arch rates and
those for April are^ Breathitt
e 11.R percent to 1V.T percentf
Dnott e 1R.b percent to 11.S
percentf Leslie e 1Q.T percent
to 1R.c percentf Letcher e 1V.T
percent to 1V.R percentf Owsley e 1R.R percent to 11.b percentf Perry e 1V.6 percent to
1V.R percentf and, Folfe e 1Q
percent to 1R.1 percent.
Febster County had the
lowest 5obless rate in Dentuc0y for April at seven percent. Jac0son County’s 1T.1
percent was the highest unemployment rate.
are based on estimates and are
compiled to measure trends
rather than actually to count
people wor0ing. They do not
include people who did not
loo0 for employment during