6 Arrested, Ashland Police Officer Hospitalized

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ASHALAND, KY (WOWK) – An Ashland Police Officer was hospitalized for possible drug exposure following the arrest of six people.

Police say while officers were conducting a foot patrol at the Ashland Inn on Winchester Avenue, they came into contact with a group of individuals with a combination of outstanding warrants and possession of suspected narcotics.

In total, six arrests were made during the contact.

  • Casey Lee Ward of Ashland (35) for Failure to Appear Warrant
  • Jessica D. Peterman of Catlettsburg for Failure to Appear Warrant
  • Randy C. Lewis of Rush for Failure to Appear Warrant
  • Tiffany Cordle of Flatwoods for Probation Appear (for felony offense) Warrant
  • Michael D. White of Ashland for Failure to Appear, Probation Appear (for felony offense) Warrant, Possession of Controlled substance 1st offense (heroin), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • April N. Gonzales of Ashland for Flagrant Non-support Warrant, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Offense (heroin), Poss. Of Controlled substance 1st offense (methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Following the arrests and locating the bags of suspected drugs, one officer involved in the arrest began to feel sick, suspecting exposure to the narcotics, and was transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center: Emergency Room.

Ashland Police say their officer is doing well and has been released from King’s Daughters Medical Center.

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