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Three Harlan County Men Indicted By A Federal Grand Jury

From Appalachian Narcotics Investigations -

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, three Harlan County men were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for multiple drug charges. The indictments come after several months of investigation by Appalachia Narcotics Investigations, Kentucky State Police Post 10, and the DEA.

Arrested were:


Steve Williams of Cumberland, Kentucky, charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Mixture or Substance Containing Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute 500 Grams or More of a Mixture or Substance Containing Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.


Lawrence Lucas of Lynch and Walter K. Smith of Cumberland, charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Mixture or Substance Containing Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute 500 Grams or More of a Mixture or Substance Containing Methamphetamine.


It is alleged the men have been trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine in Harlan County as well as southwest Virginia and east Tennessee. More indictments are anticipated.

All three are lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.


Appalachia Narcotics Investigations is a multi-agency narcotics investigation unit consisting of detectives from the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Pineville Police Department, and the Kentucky State Police.

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