Thursday, October 17, 2002

10 arrested near N.Ky. schools


Eight adults, two juveniles charged with drug offenses

By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

ERLANGER - Undercover agents arrested eight adults and two juveniles on charges of trafficking illegal drugs near Lloyd High School and A.J. Lindeman Elementary as the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force and Erlanger police wrapped up a two-month investigation this week.

"They (the suspects) lived in apartment complexes in the vicinity of the two schools," said Lt. Marc Fields of Erlanger police.

"It was not like they were standing outside the schools targeting students. The juveniles arrested were not current students of Lloyd."

The elementary is at 558 Erlanger Road while the high school is next to the police station at 450 Bartlett Ave.

The people arrested and their charges:

Lauretta F. Breedlove, 33, of Erlanger is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 yards of a school.

Timothy E. Klette, 39, of Erlanger is charged with conspiracy to traffic marijuana and trafficking in a controlled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 yards of a school.

Gary A. Cannon, 32, of Cincinnati is charged with conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (marijuana).

Sam M. Utz Jr., 43, of Erlanger is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 yards of a school.

Randy Guston Jr., who also goes by the name P.J. Anderson, 18, of Erlanger is charged with possession of stolen property, trafficking in a controlled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 yards of a school.

Virginia Mavity, 45, of Erlanger is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (OxyContin and Percocet).

Travis Heenen, 20, of Erlanger is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (Vicodin).

Cleavon S. White, 24, of Over-the-Rhine is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (crack cocaine).

Mr. Klette and Mr. Cannon were booked into the Campbell County jail, while the others were taken to the Kenton County jail.

Two juvenile boys were also arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 yards of a school.

The juveniles were released to their guardians.

The Drug Strike Force is a consortium of Northern Kentucky law enforcement agencies. Erlanger Police Dept. participates by loaning an officer to the force.

E-mail jhannah@enquirer.com



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