PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The Pike County, Kentucky, grand jury indicted several people on charges of trafficking in marijuana.

Joquise D. Buford, 21, of Lexington, Kentucky; Jordan Dante Creighton, 18, of Louisville, Kentucky; John Gerald Hayes, 20, of Austell, Georgia; Selina Baker, 21, of Salyersville, Kentucky; and Montayo Dagwuan Hood, 19, of Powder Springs, Georgia were indicted on charges of selling or possessing marijuana, a Class D Felony. They were complicit in doing so, according to the release by the Pike Circuit Court and Commonwealth Attorney's office in Pikeville, Kentucky.

June Baker Slone, 50, of Hindman, Kentucky; Bill Frazier, 53 of Printer, Kentucky; Stella May, 53, of Pikeville, Kentucky; and Adam Lester, 33, of Pikeville were all indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, a Class D Felony. The four are charged with dispensing or selling buprenorphine (an opioid medication), a Schedule III narcotic.

Noble Conn, 48, of Cleveland, Tennessee; Stephanie Briley, 42, of Crossville, Tennessee; and Christopher Noble Conn, 28, of Pikeville were indicted on charges of theft by deception, a Class D Felony. They allegedly wrote several worthless checks.

Both Chris Conn and Noble Conn are also charged with identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Chard Wallen, 36, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and Kozetta Hamilton, 63, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, were indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking, possession of a controlled substance and burglary in the third degree.

An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Kyle Lovern is editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at 304-236-3526 or via email at klovern@HDMediaLLC.com.

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