Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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February 20, 2013

Former mayor among 56 indictments

Feb. 20, 2013 — Olive Hill’s former mayor was among 56 indictments handed down by a Carter County grand jury on Feb. 8.

Danny Sparks, 56, of Olive Hill, was indicted on one count of trafficking marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, within 1,000 yards of a school, a Class D felony.

Sparks was arrested Nov. 28 near Olive Hill Elementary School after an investigation by the FIVCO Area Drug Enforcement (FADE) task force. He resigned shortly after his arrest and was replaced by long-time City Council member Kenny Fankell.

FADE testimony also led to 28 other indictments, including the following:

Billy Barker, 48, of Grayson, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class C felony.

Della Boggs, 20, of Grayson, one count of second degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class D felony.

Bonnie Butler, 34, of Olive Hill, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class D felony.

Brent Carter, 23, of Olive Hill, two counts of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, both Class D felonies.

Adam Davis, 28, of Rush, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class D felony.

Julie Dailey, 24, of Grayson, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class D felony.

John Fleming, 31, of Grayson, two counts of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, both Class D felonies.

Robert Griffith, 60, of Grayson, two counts of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, both Class D felonies.

Matthew Grubb, 27, of Olive Hill, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class D felony.

Lonnie Henderson, 54, of Olive Hill, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class D felony.

Michael Holbrook, 53, of Olive Hill, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class D felony.

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