LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officers in Jefferson County, Indiana, have arrested 17 people after an eight-month drug trafficking investigation.

But Sheriff John Wallace says the effort may put only a temporary dent in the area's ongoing problem with methamphetamine and painkillers.

Police made the arrests of 16 people Monday and the arrest of the 17th person Tuesday.

Most are charged with dealing in methamphetamine. Others are accused of making meth or dealing various painkillers.

They live in Jefferson, Scott and Switzerland Counties, in Indiana.

Those arrested Monday were scheduled for initial court hearings in Madison Wednesday.

The Jefferson County sheriff's office says these people were arrested on Monday and Tuesday in the sweep of suspects:

  • Kendrick S. Cloud, 22, Madison, Indiana - dealing in methamphetamine level 3 felony,  dealing in methamphetamine (2 counts) level 5 felony 
  • Kayla M. Youngs, 33, Lexington, Indiana - dealing in a narcotic drug (2 counts) level 2 felony
  • Amy M. Smith, 38, Hanover, Indiana - dealing in methamphetamine level 4 felony, dealing in methamphetamine level 5 felony 
  • Lynn A. Coldiron, 53, Madison, Indiana - dealing in a scheduled IV controlled substance (2-counts) level 5 felony 
  • Cynthia Kay Short Smith, 53, Madison, Indiana - dealing in a controlled substance (2-counts) level 6 felony
  • Ryan E. Kahn, 38, Madison, Indiana - dealing in a narcotic drug level 3 felony, dealing in a narcotic drug level 4 felony, attempted dealing in a narcotic drug level 5 felony 
  • D. Mitchell Atkins, 31, Madison, Indiana - dealing in methamphetamine level 4 felony
  • Amanda N. Dixon, 33, Vevay, Indiana - dealing in methamphetamine level 3 felony
  • William L. Kirby, 39, Hanover, Indiana - dealing in a narcotic drug level 4 felony 
  • Telly N. Cassidy, 39, Madison, Indiana - dealing in methamphetamine level 4 felony, dealing in a controlled substance level 5 felony 
  • Andrew Sexton, 25, Madison, Indiana - dealing in methamphetamine level 4 
  • Tina R. Kinirsky, 33, Madison, Indiana - dealing in methamphetamine (2-counts) level 4 felony 
  • Brent M. Burnham, 26, Madison, Indiana - dealing in a controlled substance level 5 felony, dealing in a controlled substance level 6 
  • Joshua A. Lee, 28, Madison, Indiana - dealing in a controlled substance level 4 felony, dealing methamphetamine 5 felony  
  • Jonathan D. Taulbee, 21, Hanover, Indiana -  manufacturing methamphetamine (arrested on a Kentucky warrant)  
  • Kayla Meadows, 23, Madison, Indiana - maintaining a common nuisance level 6 felony
  • Richard K. Hamilton, 26, Madison, Indiana - dealing in a controlled substance (2 counts) level 5 and level 6 felony

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