Three of the four individuals involved in large drug busts by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office on the same date in early June were recently indicted by a Marshall County grand jury; one of the four waived the grand jury hearing process during the preliminary hearing in Marshall District Court.

Jerod Belcher, 33, of Almo, Jasmine N. Seay, 24, of Hickory and Jerry Tynes, 33, of Paducah were arrested by detectives with the MCSO June 4 and lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center. Officers with the MCSO reportedly retrieved from the vehicle more than one pound of methamphetamine and more than $700 in cash. Belcher waived the grand jury hearing; the grand jury returned indictments on Seay and Tynes.

Seay was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, a Class C felony, tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony and persistent felony offender 2nd degree. According to the indictment Seay was convicted in Graves Circuit Court in April 2017 of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense methamphetamine; convicted in Graves Circuit Court in April 2017 of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense less than two grams methamphetamine; convicted in Graves Circuit Court in April 2017 of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense methamphetamine; convicted in Graves Circuit Court in April 2017 of two counts of possession of controlled substance, 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband 1st degree.

Seay has another pending case in Marshall Circuit Court after a grand jury on June 18 indicted her on a number of other charges including: trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, first offense greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, conspiracy, a Class C felony; trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, first offense greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, a Class C felony; persistent felony offender second degree. The indictment alleges that on or about April 25, Seay agreed with James Turner that at least one of them would engage in trafficking while knowingly possessing with intent to sell a quantity of methamphetamine greater than or equal to two grams of meth. The indictment further alleges that she knowingly possessed with intent to sell another quantity greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine.

Tynes was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, a Class C felony, promoting contraband 1st degree, a Class D felony, tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and persistent felony offender 1st degree. According to the indictment, Tynes was convicted in Graves Circuit Court in April 2013 of burglary 2nd degree and two counts of theft by unlawful taking greater than $500; convicted in Warren Circuit Court in Feb. 2016 of theft of identity of another without consent; convicted in Graves Circuit Court in Nov. 2016 of theft by unlawful taking (auto) greater than $500; convicted in Graves Circuit Court Aug. 2017 for burglary 2nd degree.

A separate drug bust on June 4 by detectives and deputies with the MCSO resulted in the arrest of Lee Ann Fox, 48, of Murray. During the search of her purse and a tote in her possession, officers uncovered $1,165 in cash (which were separated by rubber bands into $100 increments), two used pipes which are typically used for consumption of illegal drugs, 56 grams of meth separated in 12 bags, more than 50 prescription pills including stimulants and narcotics, one ounce of marijuana, 14 vape cartridges believed to contain THC and digital scales. Also in the tote, Cash said, was a ledger containing names and numbers which appear to be weights purchased and the amount paid.

The grand jury recently indicted her on a number of charges including: trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense, greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense less than 10 dosage units drug unspecified schedule I and II, a Class C felony, trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree, 1st offense greater than or equal to 10 dosage units of amphetamine, a Class D felony, trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree 1st offense less than 10 dosage units schedule I and II non-narcotics, a Class D felony, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, 1st offense, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree drug unspecified, a Class A misdemeanor, trafficking in a controlled substance 3rd degree, 1st offense less than 20 dosage units drug unspecified, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

Several others were indicted by the grand jury:

• Donald W. Carson, 56, of Hazel, was indicted for knowing exploitation of an adult greater than $300, a Class C felony, and persistent felony offender 2nd degree. According to the indictment, between July 1, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2019, Carson allegedly knowingly exploited more than $300 in financial resources from his mother who is, due to mental or physical dysfunction, unable to manage her own resources or protect herself from neglect or exploitation. Carson was convicted in Dec. 2016 in Calloway Circuit Court of enhanced trafficking in marijuana greater than eight ounces but less than five pounds, 1st offense.

• Johnny D. Page Jr., 28, of Salem, was indicted for sexual abuse 1st degree. According to the indictment, on March 16 Page allegedly subjected a woman to sexual contact by grabbing her buttocks and biting her neck, which left a reddish rash/mark.

• Darrell D. Vogle, 51, of Benton, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine, a Class D felony, tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and persistent felony offender first degree. According to the indictment, on May 1, Vogle was allegedly knowingly in possession of methamphetamine and a glass pipe with burnt suspected methamphetamine in it and attempted to conceal evidence. Vogle was convicted in Marshall Circuit Court in Feb. 2002 of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine; convicted in Marshall Circuit Court in Dec. 2006 for tampering with physical evidence; convicted in Dec. 2015 in Marshall Circuit Court of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense (less than 10 dosage units schedule I or II, drug unspecified).

• Aubrey Dawn Simpson, 33, of Calvert City, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense methamphetamine, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and failure to notify address change to department of transportation, a Class B misdemeanor. The indictment alleges that on June 25, Simpson was knowingly in possession of methamphetamine, numerous pipes, straws and syringes.

• Andrew C. Walton, 44, of Calvert City, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine (firearm enhanced), a Class B felony, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a Class D felony, possession of a defaced firearm, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and persistent felony offender 1st degree. The indictment alleges that on June 25, Walton possessed and had intent to sell more than two grams of methamphetamine while in possession of two pistols and a rifle, as well as numerous pipes, straws and syringes. According to the indictment Walton was convicted in March 2015 in Henderson Circuit Court of possession of controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine; convicted in Oct. 2016 in Webster Circuit Court of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense less than two grams of methamphetamine; convicted in Dec. 2016 in Lyon Circuit Court of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine, as well as felony convictions in Marshall Circuit in Sept. 2007 and April 2008.

• James L. Dowell, 30, of Calvert City, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine (firearm enhanced), a Class B felony, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, a Class D felony, possession of a defaced firearm, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and persistent felony offender 2nd degree. The indictment alleges that on June 25, Dowell possessed and had intent to sell more than two grams of methamphetamine while in possession of two pistols and a rifle, as well as numerous pipes, straws and syringes. According to the indictment, Dowell was convicted in Oct. 2011 in Ballard Circuit Court of burglary 3rd degree, convicted in Sept. 2011 in Ballard Circuit Court for burglary 3rd degree, convicted in July 2016 in Ballard Circuit Court for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine and convicted in Aug. 2016 in McCracken Circuit Court of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine.

• Jean M. Combel, 25, of Calvert City, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamines (firearm enhanced), a Class B felony, possession of a defaced firearm, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and hindering prosecution or apprehension 2nd degree, a Class A misdemeanor. The indictment alleges that on June 25 Combel knowingly possessed with intent to sell more than two grams of methamphetamine and numerous pipes, straws and syringes, as well as two pistols and a rifle. She also allegedly aided in Dowell escaping arrest.

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