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Kelly named Hal Rogers’ District Director

SOMERSET, KY - U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced Thursday, April 11, that the Director of Operation UNITE, Karen Kelly, will be joining his Fifth Congressional District Staff as District Director effective May 15, 2013. Concurrently, Rogers' District...

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Summit focused national attention on Rx drug abuse

Summit focused national attention on Rx drug abuse

CHAMPIONSGATE, FL – A national outcry about the human cost of prescription drug abuse is needed if efforts to stop this national epidemic are to be successful, participants at the second National Rx Drug Abuse Summit were told. “When are we going to take it seriously,...

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Magoffin drug trafficking arrests

SALYERSVILLE – Three people face drug charges following an Operation UNITE investigation into prescription pills being brought into Magoffin County from Ohio. Elliot Gipson, 32, and his wife, 39-year-old Erma Gipson, both of Lima, Ohio, were arrested by UNITE...

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Medical symposia offered on Rx drug problem

Medical symposia offered on Rx drug problem

Symposia to educate medical providers about prescription drug abuse and diversion will be conducted at four locations across Kentucky this spring. These free “Kentucky Medical Communities UNITEd” forums – presented by the Appalachian Regional Commission, Kentucky...

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Lee drug RU marks 4,000th UNITE arrest

Lee drug RU marks 4,000th UNITE arrest

BEATTYVILLE – Operation UNITE made its 4,000th drug-related arrest during a roundup of suspected dealers in Lee County on Friday, February 22. “This is a significant milestone for UNITE’s Law Enforcement Drug Task Force,” said Paul Hays, UNITE law enforcement...

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‘The Highway To Heroin’

"The Highway to Heroin," a FREE, public domain video program available as a C-Satellite Downlink and as an on-demand webcast, will air from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Click here to register. The push to close pill mills and reduce the painkiller supply...

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Rogers awarded for fighting drug abuse

WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) received the Congressional Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) for his unwavering commitment to keeping America’s youth drug and alcohol...

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Jury convicts head of drug ring

PIKEVILLE – A federal jury has convicted a Magoffin County man on charges he masterminded a multi-million drug trafficking network. Howard Harlo Back, 76, of the Lick Branch Community off KY 378, was found guilty Wednesday, January 30, on one count of conspiracy to...

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Police oppose hemp legislation

Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is not economically sound, would impose an unnecessary financial burden on the state, and could facilitate future efforts to legalize its cousin – marijuana, according to law enforcement officials across the commonwealth. “All of...

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