Three Louisa men arrested on drug, food stamp charges
On March 9, 2016 at 07:22pm, following up on an investigation done by Sgt. Steve Wilburn, officers of Louisa Police Department executed a search warrant at 81 4th Street in the Highbottom section of Louisa in reference to drug trafficking.
During the investigation officers found that the residence belonging to Clarence “Curtis” Earle, was trafficking in narcotics and taking food stamp cards for drugs. During the search officers located several Suboxone packages along with a small amount of pills, marijuana, needles, cash and firearms.
Three people were arrested during the raid, Clarence “Curtis” Earle 51 of Lousia was charged with 1 count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree 1st Offense, 21 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 1 count of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st offense, 2 counts of Knowingly Fraudulently use of Benefits Card and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana.
Also arrest was James A. Mullett 33 of Louisa and charged with Conspiracy to Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Knowingly Fraudulently use of Benefits Card.
Christopher P. Mullett 37 of Louisa was also charged with Conspiracy to Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st Offense, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All subjects were taken to the Big Sandy Regional Dentition Center.
“The case will be presented to the Lawrence County Grand Jury where we will be seeking additional charges on other subjects involved,” Chief Greg Fugitt said.
The Louisa Police Department was assisted by Deputies Mack Wilhite and Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.