By Leeann Akers - Editor
Oct. 30, 2013 — Four Olive Hill residents were busted in an undercover sting operation late Tuesday night.
John McGuire, 58, Clyde Logan, 44, and Bonnie Butler, 34, were arrested in connection with a drug ring, according to a press release from the FIVCO Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (FADE).
All three are charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance. It is the second offense for Logan and Butler.
Although the charges are McGuire's first drug-related offense, FADE detectives say he has been a person of interest for quite some time.
The bust took place at McGuire's home on Perry Tabernacle Road, where an undisclosed but substantial amount of cash and other evidence were seized.
Timothy Lawhorn, 31, was also arrested and charged with first degree fleeing and evading police and tampering with physical evidence.
Lawhorn was charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance in July when FADE intercepted a package at the Olive Hill post office that contained 28.5 grams of a substance believed to be heroin which was hidden in an alarm clock.
Lawhorn was released Oct. 7 after being incarcerated for more than 60 days without being indicted.
Bond has not been set for Lawhorn, Logan or Butler.
McGuire's bond was set at $25,000 cash but he was released Friday on a $50,000 property bond.
FADE detectives continue to investigate and further charges are pending.
Detectives encourage the public to contact them anonymously at 606-836-0442 about any illegal drug activity in Greenup, Carter and Lewis Counties.
FADE Drug Task Force operates in Greenup, Carter and Lewis Counties and is comprised of officers from the Flatwoods, Russell, Raceland, Vanceburg and Olive Hill police departments and the Carter County Sheriff's Office.
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