Two former Manchester City Police Officers and several others were arrested for drug trafficking charges Tuesday.
Manchester City Police Department along with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, Operation UNITE and the US Marshall Service executed 16 indictments in the early morning hours in Manchester and Clay County.
Scotty Sandlin, 37, of East Manchester and Randal Dodson, 48, of Manchester, both served as Manchester City Police Officers in early 2000.
The two were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first degree.
“There have been 40 drug related deaths in Clay County, and a total of 85 Coroner calls this year. While some of them may have had alcohol, meth, or other drugs in their systems, 100 percent of drug-related deaths have involved prescription drugs,” says Coroner Danny L. Finley.
Eastern Kentucky University seniors Mallory Garrison of Manchester and Bradford Marsili of Lynch were crowned Homecoming Queen and King on Oct. 22. Garrison, an occupational science major, and Marsili are pictured with EKU President Doug Whitlock, left. Garrison, a graduate of Clay County High School, is the daughter of John and Marsha Garrison. The coronation came at halftime of the Colonels’ 33-22 win over Tennessee State University.
The PRIDE Clean-Up initiative along with the US Forest Service, Clay County Judge-Executive Joe Asher, Solid Waste Coordinator Chris Reid, and dozens of volunteers, made a show of pride in the Red Bird area Saturday.
Groups of volunteers gathered around the Red Bird Ranger Station and proceeded to pick up dozens of bags of garbage along Highway 66, along Double Creek, Asher’s Fork, and other areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
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