Recent News

Active meth lab found in Wayne

MONTICELLO – Two men were arrested February 26 after an active methamphetamine lab was discovered at a western Wayne County residence. Operation UNITE charged 33-year-old Troy E. Paige of Raines Road, Monticello, and 43-year-old Jimmy Rednour of Route 3, Albany, with...

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WestCare gives back to community

WestCare gives back to community

PIKEVILLE – Residents at WestCare Kentucky’s facilities in Pike County provided 3,050 volunteer man-hours of service for community service projects and in support of Operation UNITE’s youth initiative during 2009. Clients of the residential substance abuse treatment...

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22 sought in Perry roundup

HAZARD – Ten of 22 people wanted as a result of Operation UNITE investigations in drug sales in Perry County over the past year were arrested Wednesday and Thursday. Most of the cases involved the illegal sale of prescription pain medications. Two individuals were...

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$500,000 pledged to Foundation

$500,000 pledged to Foundation

HAZARD – Kentucky River Properties, LLC, has pledged $500,000 to the Operation UNITE Foundation over the next five years to provide substance abuse treatment. The first $100,000 installment was formally presented to UNITE Director Karen Engle and Fifth District...

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Dispute leads to meth arrest

MONTICELLO – An investigation into a domestic dispute has resulted in the arrest of a Wayne County man on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Ronnie Dale Guffey, age 47, of Monticello Village Apartments, was also charged with assault by the Monticello Police...

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Town hall forum set for Hazard

HAZARD – The first of four town hall-style public forums to solicit input on combating the state’s substance abuse problems will be held 5 p.m. Monday, January 11, at the new Perry County Library, 289 Black Gold Blvd., in Hazard. A major focus of the four forums is to...

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Family mentoring program offered

SOMERSET – A program designed to assist Pulaski County families overcome issues such as poverty, addiction and conflict is still in need of additional volunteers. To help reach its goal of mobilizing 100 families/individuals who would be willing to serve as mentors to...

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Tennessee man arrested

CUMBERLAND – A southern Tennessee resident was arrested last weekend after selling drugs to a police informant. Operation UNITE charged 57-year-old William Leon Walker Jr. with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. The arrest took place...

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14 wanted for Suboxone sale

MANCHESTER – Fourteen Clay County residents have been identified for arrest following a 10-month undercover investigation by Operation UNITE centering on the illegal sale and distribution of the drug Suboxone. In conjunction with the Manchester Police Department,...

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