Kentucky State Police arrest 13 in multi-county drug investigation

CARROLLTON, Ky. -- More than a dozen people were arrested in several Kentucky counties at the end of a three-month-long undercover drug investigation.

A task force made up of the Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force executed 13 warrants early Thursday morning in Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties.

Officials said the people arrested were indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription narcotics. The indictments were the result of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

Five other people were arrested during the operation for other charges.

Of the 20 indictments, seven people have not been found.

At one Gallatin County home, troopers arrested three people in addition to the person they were searching for.

Investigators said when they approached 35-year-old Warsaw resident Jill Beers’ home, they found several marijuana plants outside the home.

After getting a search warrant, troopers said they found $5,000 in cash, six grams of meth, three grams of heroin, 10 firearms, 32 marijuana plants and 105 marijuana seedlings.

Troopers also arrested 37-year-old Jennifer Webster, of Sparta, 44-year-old Jeffrey Eggleston, of Covington; and 37-year-old Richard Marksberry, of Warsaw.

All four were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking heroin, cultivation of marijuana - greater than five plants, and controlled substance endangerment to a child.

Police said Marksberry was also charged with resisting arrest and terroristic threatening.

Officers released two children living in the home to family members.

All but one of the suspects arrested are being held at the Carroll County Detention Center.  The other is in the Kenton County Detention Center.

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