Earl Young

Earl Young

He was born in Florida – a drug baby addicted to heroin before his first breath. Orphaned and then adopted, Earl Young was brought to Breathitt County, where he had a normal childhood. He played football and excelled in sports.Earl joined the U.S. Army after high...

Meth bust in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND – A Harlan County man was arrested Saturday, June 7, by Operation UNITE detectives shortly after he retrieved a methamphetamine lab from a remote mountain location used as a cook site. Larry Lucas, 31, of Cumberland, was charged with manufacturing...
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...

Judiciary Committee meets in McCreary

STEARNS – “The laws that you passed will save lives,” Karen Kelly, director of Operation UNITE, told members of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary meeting Friday morning in McCreary County. Kelly was one of several people to address...

Meth lab discoveries result in five arrests

Eight separate methamphetamine lab incidents in two Southeastern Kentucky counties within a 52-hour period resulted in the arrest of five people. Each of these meth labs were cleaned up by detectives from Operation UNITE. The flurry of activity began about 8 p.m....