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Crack cocaine dealer arrested in Lynch

LYNCH – A large quantity of crack cocaine and cash were confiscated following the search of a Harlan County residence on Friday, January 28. Operation UNITE charged 23-year-old Abdulkadir Mahmed Areys of Knoxville, Tennessee, with one count of first-degree trafficking...

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Rally to set facts straight on SB-45

Critics of legislation that would require a prescription for pseudoephedrine-containing products – the key ingredient in methamphetamine production – don’t have their facts correct, according to the head of a regional anti-drug organization. “By regulating a small...

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Drug trafficker arrested in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – A Letcher County man suspected of selling large amounts of prescription pills in the Tri-Cities area was arrested January 27 following an undercover investigation by Operation UNITE. Cumberland Police Chief Mike Franks, Harlan County Sheriff Marvin...

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Council discusses prescription monitoring

Council discusses prescription monitoring

PRESTONSBURG – Kentucky’s efforts to monitor the sale of prescription drugs continues to be among the best in the country, but there is still much to be accomplished, the head of a national monitoring initiative told members of UNITE’s Medical Advisory Council...

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3 arrested for drugs in Monticello

MONTICELLO – Three men face drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant on Wednesday, January 19. Two of the men face charges related to the sale of marijuana while the third man is believed to be involved in the production of methamphetamine. “We...

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Rally to support pseudoephedrine bill

Rally to support pseudoephedrine bill

A rally to show support for legislation aimed at reducing the availability of methamphetamine across Kentucky will be held in Frankfort on Thursday, February 3. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. All participants are asked to arrive no later...

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Lord’s Gym supports backpack club

The Lord’s Gym of Jackson County Anti-drug Coalition was recently able to help the J.C. Backpack Club receive some much needed support in form of a $500 check. The check was given to Melinda Cunagin, club organizer, at a brief ceremony, by Neal Broadus, Lord’s Gym...

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National drug monitoring director to visit

PRESTONSBURG – Finding a way to reduce the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs is a major issue – not only in Kentucky, but on a national scale. John Eadie, director of an initiative to monitor and assist prescription drug monitoring programs (PMPs) nationwide,...

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Clay drug trafficking arrest

MANCHESTER – A Clay County man was arrested on three drug trafficking charges after a variety of prescription pills was found in his possession. Operation UNITE arrested 43-year-old James O. Acker on one count each of first-degree, second-degree and third-degree...

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