2017-09-20 / Front Page

Grand jury indicts 15

Fifteen people are named in 19 indictments handed up by the Letcher Grand Jury including a Jenkins woman and her father, each charged in three indictments.

In each of the three indictments, covering the time period from August 4, 2015 to August 31, 2017, Lori K. Swindall, 30, of 39 #1 Bottom, is accused of theft by unlawful taking of controlled substance; unlawful access to a computer (first degree); obtaining a controlled substance by use of a false name or address; use of a false statement regarding a prescription, order, report or record of a prescription; use of a false or forged prescription label; illegally dispensing or distributing a controlled substance; receipt of or use and/or investment of drug-related income; complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (first degree); criminal complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (second degree); and criminal possession of a controlled substance (first degree).

In the third indictment Swindall is also charged with intimidating a participant in the legal process.

Swindall’s father, Terry C. “Fuzz” Fugate, 53, of 497 Great Oak Road, Mayking, is charged with receipt of or use and/or investment of drug-related income; complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (first degree, 10 or more dosage units); criminal possession of a controlled substance (first degree) and complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (second degree, 20 or more units) in each of three indictments.

Swindall is accused of the theft of controlled substances from Boggs Pharmacy/Cavalier Drug Store in Jenkins, where she worked and which she obtained through false prescriptions. She is charged with acting with Fugate in trafficking the Lortab and Subutex and receiving money through trafficking the controlled substances. She is also charged with threatening her former employer, Pharmacist Jay Graham.

Fugate is charged with acting with Swindall in trafficking in the controlled substances, and with receiving money from the sale of Lortab and Subutex.

Lt. Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department testified in the cases.

Others indicted and the charges against them are:

• Curtis A. Branham — theft by unlawful taking and being a persistent felony offender.

Branham, 43, of 156 Mosquito Dr., McRoberts, is charged with taking an iPhone 6s cell phone belonging to Ed Narramore on February 6.

Ed Narramore testified in the case.

• Curtis Stony Cornett Jr., also known as Kirk J. Cornett, 49, of 37 Butterfly Dr., Whitesburg, is accused of forgery, theft by unlawful taking and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Cornett took property belonging to James Hubbard d/b/a Mountain Truck Parts on November 28 by use of a forgery.

Darrell Fields of Mountain Truck Parts testified in the case.

• Crystal Gale Johnson — theft by unlawful taking.

Johnson, also known as Crystal Gale Morris, 39, of 3182 Hwy. 317, Jackson, is charged with taking property belonging to Joanna Hardin on May 28.

Joanna Hardin testified in the case.

• Cecil Shell — theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

Shell, 42, of 195 Diamond Drive, Colson, is charged with obtaining property from Tim Baker and failing to make payment on the property.

Tim Baker testified in the case.

Nine people are named in indictments charging them with flagrant nonsupport of their minor children. They are:

• Joshua Ray Fleming, 36, of 321 Coal Ave., Neon.

Fleming is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

• Jody R. Rose, 35, of 2000 Hwy. 317, McRoberts.

Rose is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

• Katina Lynn Bentley, 39, of 79 Coal Ave., Neon.

• Erin Brown, 29, of 2912 Little Robinson Rd., Virgie.

• Komas Donnie Bryant Jr., 43, of 14289 Elkhorn Creek Rd., Shelby Gap.

• Keith Archer Dotson, 35, of 5141 Hwy. 15 N, Whitesburg.

• Bubby J. Lucas, 28, of 170 Bill Cornett, Whitesburg, and 24 Little Oak St., Apt. 136, Jenkins.

• Marjorie Dawn Mullins, 40, of 1240 Hwy. 317, Neon.

• Donald R. Shepherd, 22, of 6813 Hwy. 15 N, Whitesburg.

Monica Adams of the Division of Child Support testified in the cases.

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