Another individual arrested accused of engaging in organized crime with Middlesboro pawn shop owner
From WRIL -
On Monday April 20, 2021, Middlesboro Police Captain Joe Holder arrested another individual alleged to be involved in organized crime. Six others have already been arrested and given similar charges.
54 year old Kirby Wilcox was arrested after lengthy investigations lead by Detective Kevin Goodin of the Appalachia Narcotics Investigation Unit.
Wilcox is alleged to have established or maintained a criminal syndicate in regard to a role he played working with Middlesboro Pawn Shop owner George Fisher and several others who have been charged with engaging in organized crime.
Wilcox is also facing two counts of trafficking in controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than 10 dosage units - drug unspecified) and trafficking in controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (less than 10 dosage units - schedule I & II)
The years long investigation into the actions, under the direction of Fisher, has lead to the arrest of six others facing various charges for illegal gambling, organized crime and drug trafficking.
According to the ANI, authorities arrested 48 year old George Fisher on July 12, 2019 in Middlesboro for promoting gambling, trafficking a controlled substance, and engaging in organized crime within a criminal syndicate. He has been indicted on those charges along with:
43-year-old Michael Green for two counts of trafficking methamphetamine and engaging in organized crime.
43-year-old Chris Carroll - Engaging in Organized Crime – Criminal Syndicate, three counts of Promoting Gambling 1st degree and Persistent Felony Offender, 2nd degree.
46 year old David Strunk - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine, less than 2 ounces), three counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine, greater than or equal to 2 ounces) and Engaging in Organized Crime – Criminal Syndicate.
29-year-old India Mason - Promoting Gambling 1st degree and Engaging in Organized Crime – Criminal Syndicate.
48-year-old Tanya Daniels - Engaging in Organized Crime – Criminal Syndicate.
29 year old Eric Norris - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree.
The case was investigated by authorities with the Bell County Sheriff's Office, Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Pineville Police Department and Kentucky State Police.