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Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related felony allegations

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on drug-related charges:

*Todd R. Myers and James L. Coulter -- charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, complicity to possession of a controlled substance and being persistent felony offenders.

Coulter was also charged with promoting contraband.

The indictment alleges that on Sept. 27, 2013, the men had methamphetamine in their possession with the intent to sell it.

The most serious charge is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

However, since both have been convicted of felonies in the past, their sentences could be enhanced.

Shepherdsville police officer Rocco Besednjak investigated.

In addition, Coulter was indicted for being a felon in the possession of a firearm.

On March 25, 2013, Coulter allegedly had a firearm in his possession, which is a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

Det. John Miller of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office investigated.

*Whitney Brown -- charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The indictment alleges that on Oct. 4, 2013, Brown had methamphetamine in her possession.

The Class D felony is punishable by 1-3 years in prison. Besednjak investigated.

*Larry Joe Dunaway -- charged with possession of a controlled substance.

On Sept. 7, 2013, Dunaway allegedly had methamphetamine in his possession. This is a Class D felony punishable by 1-3 years.

Sheriff's Deputy Neil Bowen investigated.

*Paul Richardson -- charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The indictment alleges that on Aug. 28, 2013, Richardson had methamphetamine in his possession and this was a second offense.

The Class C felony is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

Shepherdsville officer Josh Bratcher investigated.

*William H. Myers III -- charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The indictment alleges that on Aug. 21, 2013, Myers had methamphetamine in his possession. This was the second drug offense.

The Class C felony is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

Bratcher investigated the case.

*Blake T. Wright and Tommy Dunn -- each charged with complicity to traffic in a controlled substance, complicity of possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, the men allegedly sold methamphetamine heroin to an informant on July 1, 2013.

This is a Class D felony punishable by 1-3 years in prison.

However, since both have prior felony convictions, any sentence could be enhanced.

Det. John Miller of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office investigated.

*Damon R. Gravel -- charged with possession of a controlled substance.

According to the indictment, Gravel had methamphetamine in his possession on March 19, 2013. This is a Class D felony punishable by 1-3 years in prison.

Miller investigated the case.

An indictment does not mean a person is innocent or guilty. It only means that at least nine of the 12 grand jurors felt there was enough evidence to move forward with a criminal trial.