First SHND camps draw 351 youth

LONDON – At some point, there will be a temptation to take drugs, Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers told participants at the start of Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp in Laurel County Monday evening. “You need to stay away from...

SHND camps begin June 30

The clock is ticking down to the tip-off of Operation UNITE’s first two regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps of the summer. Conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard, the camps are free to any school-aged youth. Fifth District...

Heroin cases highlight Pike roundup

PIKEVILLE – Heroin is slowly becoming a trendy drug among Pike County dealers. “It’s cheaper and it’s becoming easier to get than prescription drugs such as OxyContin,” said Keith Napier, Operation UNITE’s Big Sandy Task Force manager. “We’ve been noticing this trend...

Heroin moving into region

BEATTYVILLE – As new laws make it increasingly more difficult to obtain painkillers, drug users are beginning to turn toward heroin for their high. While northern Kentucky and major cities, such as Lexington, are struggling to get a handle on problems related to this...
Lee drug RU marks 4,000th UNITE arrest

Lee drug RU marks 4,000th UNITE arrest

BEATTYVILLE – Operation UNITE made its 4,000th drug-related arrest during a roundup of suspected dealers in Lee County on Friday, February 22. “This is a significant milestone for UNITE’s Law Enforcement Drug Task Force,” said Paul Hays, UNITE law enforcement...