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Rock pushing prescription for meth drug

MT. VERNON – With methamphetamine labs continuing to be discovered at record numbers, members of the Rockcastle County UNITE Coalition have embarked on an educational campaign in support of state legislation to curb the one must-have ingredient – pseudoephedrine....

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Surgeon General to speak at Rx Summit

Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin will address the need for major public health initiatives across many fields during the first National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in April. “The negative impacts of...

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Nation’s top drug official to speak at Rx Summit

The nation’s top official in the war on drugs will be a keynote presenter at the first National Rx Drug Abuse Summit next April. R. Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), has identified prescription drug abuse as a...

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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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