August 4, 2017

Russell County Sheriff’s Department arrests Two Person for Drug Trafficking

An investigation by the Russell County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the arrests of two persons on felony drug trafficking charges and the seizure of approximately 25 pounds of Marijuana.

Just before 12 noon Thursday, Yadira Valencia Alcaraz, 29, was taken into custody at a residence on J.D.B. Spur Road, about four miles east of Russell Springs and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, over 5 pounds.

The continuing investigation lead to the arrest of Alcaraz’s father, 53 year old Estercicio Morales, at approximately 2:00 p.m. on McClendon Ridge Road. Morales was charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana, over 5 pounds.

Alcaraz and Morales were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

The arrests and seizure were made by Sheriff Clete McAninch, Det. Joey Hoover, Deputy Nathan Ginn, Deputy Nathan Antle & K-9 Maxo, KSP Trooper Billy Begley and DEA Agent Greg Bunch.

The investigation is ongoing.



August 8th @ 6 PM

Action items for the month include


Adair Co. Admin Code Amendment – 1st Reading Personnel – Mike Keltner as Deputy Coroner

Personnel – Dustin Posey PT 911 Center $9.60/hr Personnel – Raena Steele PT 911 Center $9.60/hr; Open Bids – GRAS Surplus Property