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Drug roundup seeks 18 in Pike

PIKEVILLE – Law enforcement officials attempted to arrest 18 Pike County individuals suspected of drug trafficking during a roundup conducted by Operation UNITE Tuesday, January 3. “This investigation centered on the Virgie and Regina communities but spread out across...

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20 sought in Jackson Co roundup

McKEE – Indictment warrants have been issued for 20 individuals suspected of drug trafficking in Jackson County. Law enforcement officers from five agencies attempted to serve the warrants during a drug roundup conducted Wednesday, December 28. The charges followed an...

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KRP provides $100,000 for treatment

HAZARD – Residents of four Southeastern Kentucky counties in need of substance abuse treatment continue to benefit from the philanthropy of Kentucky River Properties, LLC. Company officials provided the third annual $100,000 installment of a five-year pledge to the...

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Floyd roundup targets 17

PRESTONSBURG – A Pulaski County resident accused of sending drugs to an inmate at a Floyd County prison was among 17 people sought during a drug roundup conducted Tuesday, December 20, by Operation UNITE. Larry Ellison, 26, of Poplar Estates in Somerset, will be...

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Diversion expert featured at Summit

The diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. One of the nation’s experts in preventing, detecting and investigating this diversion will be a keynote presenter at the first National Rx Drug Abuse Summit next April....

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Perry roundup targets 14

HAZARD – Arrest warrants for 14 individuals on 30 charges have been issued after an undercover investigation into the illegal sale of prescription medications in Perry County. Law enforcement officers from Operation UNITE, the Hazard Police Department, Kentucky State...

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NIDA director to be featured at Rx Summit

One of the nation’s foremost experts on the neurological effects of drug addiction will be a keynote presenter at the first National Rx Drug Abuse Summit next April. Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes...

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Rogers addresses roundtable on Rx fraud

WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, December 8, Kentucky's Fifth District Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers delivered opening remarks at a multidisciplinary roundtable discussion that convened on Capitol Hill to hone in on the issue of prescription drug fraud. The roundtable...

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Appalachia engages nation on Rx abuse

Appalachia engages nation on Rx abuse

Citing the importance of a drug-free population to sustainable economic growth, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has agreed to serve as Operation UNITE’s educational partner for the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit next spring. The Summit will take place April...

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