Guilty pleas entered in Flamingo Road drug cases

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By Becky Barnes

Six of eight defendants on last Thursday’s circuit court docket who had been indicted for drug-related charges on Jan. 5, changed their not guilty pleas to guilty.

According to court records, the five men and one woman will be back in court on April 20 for formal sentencing.

The individuals were arrested on charges related to Operation Flamingo Road, which was the largest drug sweep in Kentucky history. Well over 500 warrants were issued state wide.

Operation Flamingo Road was the culmination of an extensive investigation into suspects traveling to south Florida to pain clinics to get prescription drugs and then sell them illegally.

The six who changed their pleas are Jarrod Edwards, Benjamine Smith, William Linville, Chasity Angel, Christopher Mattox and Joshua Corbin. William Williams and Ricky Mulwee maintained a not guilty plea.

See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more of this story.