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Pike drug dealer arrested

PIKEVILLE – Hundreds of prescription pills, cash and a rifle were confiscated following the execution of a search warrant in the Shelbiana community on March 26. Operation UNITE charged 47-year-old Patricia Hopkins with one count each of first-degree trafficking in a...

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Martin Co Drug Roundup

INEZ – Eight of 10 people wanted for trafficking in prescription drugs were arrested Tuesday, March 9, in a roundup conducted by Operation UNITE. Law enforcement officials were continuing to try and locate the remaining two individuals Tuesday evening. The roundup...

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Medical symposium held

Medical symposium held

HAZARD – Better utilization of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, increasing education about the disease of addiction, and providing greater collaboration and communication on available resources were all short-term priorities identified by medical...

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Active meth lab found

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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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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