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  • Troopers: 2,000 Pills From Home In Raid

    October 29, 2014 1:04 PM

    BLEDSOE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say troopers seized 2,000 pills from a Harlan County home during a raid prompted by an anonymous tip. Trooper Shane Jacobs told WYMT-TV in Hazard the pills recovered Sunday night were worth more than $30,000. Arrested after the raid was 71-year-old Donald Ray... more »
  • 6 Arrested In Estill County Drug Bust

    August 6, 2014 6:10 PM

    Six people were arrested Tuesday as part of a drug bust in Irvine. Irvine Police executed a search warrant at Roses Body Shop on South Irvine Road after an investigation into "high volume" drug trafficking at the location. The investigation was a top priority because police say the shop... more »
  • Prosecutor: Bank Robbers Intended To Take Hostages

    July 17, 2014 8:37 PM

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during... more »
  • Police Find Nearly $14K, Drugs Inside Berea Apartment

    June 17, 2014 10:34 AM

    Three people have been been arrested after nearly $14,000 were found at an apartment along with crystal meth, synthetic marijuana and methadone tablets. 53-year-old Harold Fowler of Berea, 24-year-old Gwendolyn Fowler of Berea and 27-year-old Richard Haight of Crab Orchard were arrested on Saturday after a search warrant was served... more »
  • Two Arrested In Major Drug Bust In Madison County Play Video

    June 16, 2014 12:24 PM

    Two people were arrested in what Berea police are calling one of their biggest heroin busts in a while. Officers arrested 27-year-old Catherine Leake of Bardstown and 38-year-old Neal "Mike" Stone of Richmond, who they say lived in the Brockton Apartments on Eastern Kentucky University's campus. Berea Police... more »
  • Richmond Daycare Workers Arrested In Heroin Bust Play Video

    March 24, 2014 12:55 PM

    Four people, including two employees and the director of a Richmond daycare, were arrested on drug charges after police found 58 packs of heroin in their homes. Police and deputies searched homes on Richmond's North Cross Point Thursday finding 58 packs of heroin in folded lottery tickets. Jermaine... more »
  • Scott County Physician Arrested For Selling Meth

    January 24, 2014 10:06 AM

    A Georgetown physician was arrested Thursday for selling methamphetamine. Dr. Robert B. Yost, 48, was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance first degree, Kentucky State Police said, after police bought drugs from him and found some at his home. The investigation stemmed from a complaint reported... more »
  • Five Arrested at Carroll County Meth Lab

    January 15, 2014 11:49 AM

    Five people have been arrested after troopers found a meth lab at a home on 11th Street in Carrollton, Ky., on Monday. Troopers received information about a meth lab at the residence and were granted a search warrant for the property. During the search, they found the meth lab... more »
  • Six Arrested In Trimble County Meth Lab Bust

    January 13, 2014 3:10 PM

    Six people were arrested Friday afternoon after troopers found old meth labs in an apartment on McDowell Lane in Bedford, Ky. Troopers received information that there was a meth lab at the apartment of Jeremy Garrett and were granted permission to search the home. During the search, troopers found... more »
  • Three Arrested In Johnson County Meth Lab Bust

    January 13, 2014 10:40 AM

    Three people were arrested after deputies discovered two first stage meth labs at a home in Johnson County Friday. Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies were assisting the Kentucky Department of Probation and Parole with a home visit on Caudill Branch in Sitka, KY, when they found the two stage meth... more »
  • Detroit Man Charged With Selling Heroin, Misses Court Date For Pill Charges Play Video

    December 13, 2013 7:12 PM

    Three men from Detroit were charged with drug crimes at a Lexington motel Friday morning, minutes before they were supposed to go to court for allegedly selling pills in October. Lexington police executed a search warrant at the Motel 6 on Elkhorn Road, off Winchester Road, about 10 a.m.... more »
  • Police Expect Nearly 500 Arrests In Drug Crackdown

    November 1, 2013 9:07 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky State Police started rounding up nearly 500 drug suspects Friday in what the state's lead police agency called the largest one-day crackdown in its history, aided by tips from Kentuckians reviled by a drug scourge that has caused more statewide deaths than car wrecks. The... more »
  • Two Arrested, One On The Loose In Warren County Meth Lab Bust

    October 15, 2013 8:18 PM

    Two people were arrested and one remains on the loose after a meth lab bust in Warren County. Police were called to a home on Rone Wolf Road for a burglary investigation. Deputies say they found two active meth labs in the home, as well as items used to... more »
  • Eight Children Taken From Woman's Care After Drug Bust

    October 9, 2013 7:31 PM

    Eight kids were removed from a Louisville woman's care after a marijuana bust. Police raided Michelle Oliver's home Tuesday. Investigators say the 31-year-old admitted to smoking marijuana and found pot as well as other paraphernalia at the home, along with the children who are all under the age... more »
  • 32 Suspects Indicted In Drug Investigation

    October 4, 2013 11:40 AM

    32 people were indicted Thursday in connection to a year long investigation into drug trafficking by the Nicholasville Police Department and Kentucky State Police. Officials say the charges range from trafficking in a controlled substance to persistent felony offense. Detectives say they made 54 undercover drug purchases and seized... more »
  • Ten Indicted For Organized Crime In Rowan County

    October 1, 2013 7:02 PM

    Ten people have been indicted for organized crime after investigators say they were dealing heroin out of Rowan County. So far, the Sheriff's Office has been able to arrest seven suspects since they began investigating in July. Officials say many of them came from out of state. Deputies... more »
  • Lexington Police Arrest Five In Drug Bust

    May 22, 2013 6:41 AM

    Lexington police arrested five Detroit natives after a prescription pill bust Monday night. According to court documents, police were looking for Darrian Tomlin on a warrant in connection with a large drug operation in Michigan. Police say they found him, along with four other men, in a home along... more »
  • Frankfort Police Arrest 12 People On Drug Charges

    January 11, 2012 9:36 AM

    On Tuesday, police and federal agents arrested 14 people after an 18-month investigation into a Frankfort drug ring. Frankfort police say their officers, along with the DEA, U.S. Marshall's Service, Kentucky State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office served 12 arrest warrants on suspects indicted by a Franklin... more »
  • Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

    November 24, 2011 9:06 AM

    A routine traffic stop led to a drug bust in Lexington Wednesday. A Kentucky State Police trooper pulled over a car along New Circle Road, and a Lexington Police Department K-9 officer was called in to assist. Police say officers discovered 135 pills, including Opana, Xanax and Percocet in... more »
  • Five Arrested In Major Scott Co. Drug Bust

    October 5, 2011 5:57 AM

    Police in Georgetown arrested five men in a major drug bust netting hundreds of pounds drugs and hundreds of thousands in cash Tuesday night. Police say three vehicles left a home that investigators had under surveillance in a drug investigation around 8:30 p.m. Officers attempted to pull over the... more »
  • Police Find Suspicious Device During Drug Investigation

    August 31, 2011 6:09 AM

    A marijuana bust turned into a bomb scare in Laurel County Tuesday. Kentucky State Police say troopers were investigating a marijuana grow operation at the abandoned CTA plant when they discovered a suspicious device. Police called in a hazardous response unit. Witnesses say more than 20 black Suburbans and... more »
  • Drug Bust At Lexington Waffle House

    August 3, 2011 5:40 AM

    Lexington police arrested two men in a drug bust at a Lexington Waffle House Tuesday night. Police say officers arrested Quandiego S. Connor, 29, and Robert F. Dawson, 30, around 11:30 p.m. Investigators say they've eyed the two men for a while, and the arrests are part of a... more »
  • Suspect Leads Police On Foot Chase

    July 28, 2011 5:21 AM

    Lexington police officers serving a search warrant found themselves in a chase Wednesday night. Police say that when officers with the narcotics unit arrived at a home along Rockwood Parkway around 11:45 p.m., a man took of running. Officers found James Bracey, 40, about an hour later. They had... more »
  • Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust In Lexington

    April 1, 2011 6:06 AM

    A traffic stop in Lexington led to a drug bust early Friday morning. Police say officers pulled over a car on a traffic stop around midnight at Georgetown Road and Nandino Boulevard. In the course of the investigation, police discovered narcotics inside the car. Officers took four people... more »
  • Pot Bust In Spencer County

    March 23, 2011 8:20 AM

    Kentucky State Police arrested a man in Spencer County after discovering an indoor marijuana growing operation. Police say detectives received information from Jeffersonville narcotics detectives that there was a possible indoor grow in Spencer County. KSP detectives, along with Jeffersonville detectives, went to a home along Woodlawn Drive in... more »
  • Police Arrest Suspect With Over $40,000 In Pills

    March 23, 2011 6:38 AM

    Kentucky State Police arrested a man after discovering him with pills with an estimated $40,000 street value Tuesday. Police say detectives and troopers conducting a drug investigation in Lexington got a tip informing them a man was transporting a large quantity of narcotics. Police located the suspect and pulled... more »
  • Officials Say 55 Defendants In Drug Roundup Convicted And Sentenced

    March 11, 2011 1:55 PM

    The U.S. Attorney's Office, ATF and the Kentucky State Police jointly announced Friday that all 55 defendants that were arrested during last June's large scale drug roundup in Bourbon County have been convicted and sentenced. A federal judge sentenced the last defendant in Lexington Friday morning. All of the... more »
  • Boyle Crash Leads To Drug Bust

    March 1, 2011 5:38 AM

    A Boyle County crash left the driver hospitalized with critical injuries and led deputies to a stash of cash, pills and weapons at his home. Boyle County Sheriff's deputies say Steven D. Wilson of Danville was traveling south along KY-33 when he lost control of his vehicle. The pickup... more »
  • Police Find More Than 100 Pot Plants In Breathitt County

    February 28, 2011 6:27 AM

    Police in Breathitt County arrested a man and seized more than 100 marijuana plants during a raid Sunday evening. Kentucky State Police say they responded to a home along Wolverine Road in the Jackson community around 6 p.m. Troopers found 131 pot plants of varying sizes. Police arrested Joe... more »
  • Second Person Arrested, Daycare Closed In Clark County Drug Bust

    January 19, 2011 1:49 PM

    A second person has been arrested after a Clark County daycare was shut down after the director was arrested and accused of trafficking in prescription pills. The director of Just Like Home Daycare on Wainscott Avenue in Winchester, Shannon Johnson, was arrested after police say detectives made two controlled... more »
  • UK Student Charged With Selling Drugs From Frathouse Room

    December 8, 2010 4:07 PM

    A University of Kentucky fraternity that brags of alumni like Governor Steve Beshear and former Governor Ernie Fletcher is under investigation after one of its members was arrested for drug trafficking on campus. Police say sophomore David Milam, 20, was selling marijuana out of his room in the Delta... more »
  • Suspects In Morning Drug Bust Identified

    August 26, 2010 8:54 AM

    The two people arrested in an overnight drug bust in the Firebrook neighborhood of Lexington have been identified. Police arrested James B. Hamilton, 57, and Leah J. Atkinson, 45, after officers found 40 to 50 pot plants while serving a search warrant at a home near the intersection of Overlake... more »
  • Two Arrested In Lexington Drug Bust

    August 26, 2010 5:57 AM

    Police arrested two people on drug charges in an upscale Lexington neighborhood Wednesday night. Police say they found 40 to 50 pot plants after serving a search warrant at a home near the intersection of Overlake and Firebrook Boulevard, just off Harrodsburg Road. Officers say they also found a large... more »
  • Three Charged In Madison County Drug Bust

    August 19, 2010 5:01 PM

    Police in Madison County arrested three people from Estill County on drug charges after they say over 500 pills were found during a traffic stop Thursday morning. Berea Police say they made a traffic stop on Mayde Road at about 9:30 a.m. of a black passenger car with Colorado license... more »
  • Elderly Man Indicted, Accused Of Growing Marijuana

    July 9, 2010 11:25 AM

    CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - A 70-year-old eastern Kentucky man has been indicted on federal charges of growing marijuana with intent to distribute and illegally possessing firearms. The Corbin Times-Tribune reports that Charles Edward Polly and 40-year-old Ann Marie Smith of London were also charged Wednesday with misrepresenting qualifications for Supplemental... more »
  • Two Arrested In Corbin For Manufacturing Meth

    July 9, 2010 10:06 AM

    Two Corbin men were arrested Thursday after police discovered a working meth lab at a local motel. Daniel Snead, 19, and Paul Brown, 37, were arrested after police say a confidential informant led them the the Holiday Motel, where the two men were staying. Police say when they arrived... more »
  • Six People Arrested In Drug Bust

    June 30, 2010 10:29 AM

    Six people are behind bars following a drug bust in Pulaski County. Police and detectives obtained a search warrant for a home in the Slate Branch community following an investigation and found the house was being used to sell illegal drugs. Tuesday, the Sheriff's Department executed the warrant at the... more »
  • Two Lexington Residents Busted In Whitley County

    June 2, 2010 8:39 AM

    Police arrested a Lexington man and woman on drug charges along I-75 in Whitley County on Tuesday. Police say a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer stopped to assist with a broken down car around the six mile marker. When the officer approached, the driver quickly exited the vehicle in what police... more »
  • Police Seize 491 Pounds Of Processed Marijuana In Nicholasville

    May 28, 2010 4:02 PM

    Police say information supplied by the Lexington–Fayette Co. Div. of Police led Kentucky State Police troopers and officers of the Nicholasville Police Dept. to a large quantity of marijuana on the site of a Nicholasville business on Thursday. Officers seized 491 lbs. of processed marijuana, packaged for resale in one-pound... more »
  • Mercer County Pot Bust

    May 24, 2010 8:38 AM

    Burgin police seized 25 marijuana plants with an estimated value of $25,000 after a tip from neighbors on Sunday evening. Police say that around 5:30 p.m., neighbors reported seeing Tina Savage carrying what appeared to be pot plants into her house on West Court Street from a neighboring yard. Officers... more »
  • Shelby County Drug Bust

    May 20, 2010 6:07 AM

    A routine traffic stop for an equipment violation led to a major drug bust in Shelby County Wednesday afternoon. A Kentucky State Police trooper pulled over Joey Thompson, 30, around 3 p.m. along I-64. A subsequent search of the Volvo turned up 80 grams of crack cocaine, worth about $8,000... more »
  • Director Of Drug Treatment Center Arrested On Drug Charge

    May 18, 2010 12:09 PM

    GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The director of a drug treatment facility in western Kentucky is facing drug charges. The Messenger-Inquirer of Owensboro reports police have charged Bridget Clark with two counts of obtaining a controlled substance through false statements or forgery. Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force Director Cheyenne Albro says Clark... more »
  • Father And Son Arrested In Drug Investigation

    May 13, 2010 4:48 PM

    Kentucky State Police and Boyle County Sheriff’s Dept. have arrested two Danville men as part of a long-term drug investigation. Carol Ball, 65, was charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. His son, Christopher Ball, 29, was charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession... more »
  • Police Arrest 3 On Drug Charges After Carlisle Robbery

    May 7, 2010 8:19 AM

    Police arrested three people on drug charges in connection with a drugstore robbery in Carlisle. Earlier in the week, burglars broke into the Soper's Family Drug Store and stole over 9,000 prescription pills with a street value of over $30,000. On Thursday, police tracked down the suspected ringleader, Tommy Withrow,... more »
  • Johnson County Constable Busted On Drug Charges

    April 16, 2010 3:05 PM

    Police arrested the Johnson County Constable on drug charges Friday. Officers with the Kentucky Attorney General's office and Paintsville City Police arrested Terry Ward, 47, after an investigation revealed he was unlawfully obtaining prescriptions by fraud, also known as "doctor shopping", according to a statement from the Attorney General's office.... more »
  • Police Seize 50 Pounds Of Pot In Frankfort

    April 9, 2010 5:21 AM

    Officers from the DEA, Kentucky State Police and the Frankfort Police Department joined forces in a drug bust on Thursday evening. Police say officers seized 50 pounds of marijuana, pills and scales from Bronson Masters, 32, at the Bluegrass Inn, just off Versailles Road in Frankfort. Investigators say the street... more »
  • Williamsburg Police Bust Drug Sale

    March 10, 2010 8:42 AM

    Williamsburg police arrested two men after a drug sale involving counterfeit money across from a city school. Police say they recieved information on March 8 about a possible drug transaction taking place in the parking lot of the Quick Shop, across from the school. When officers arrived, they determined a... more »
  • 390 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized From Semi During Inspection

    January 28, 2010 10:51 AM

    Officers of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Kentucky State Police seized 390 pounds of marijuana during a routine inspection of a tractor trailer truck at the Interstate 65 weigh station in Simpson County on Monday. Darnell A. Allen, driver and owner of Dooney Trucking and Transport, Inc. of... more »
  • Man Arrested In Large Indoor Marijuana Growing Operation

    January 22, 2010 3:45 PM

    Police in Harlan County on Friday arrested a man they say operated a large indoor marijuana growing operation. Will Vanover, 59, of Coldiron was charged with felony marijuana cultivation, and felony trafficking. Police say they excuted three search warrants in Harlan and Perry Counties. During the search in Harlan County,... more »
  • Two Florida Men Arrested In Rowan Co. Drug Trafficking Case

    January 12, 2010 9:44 AM

    Two men from Florida were arrested Friday in Rowan County as part of a joint drug trafficking investigation involving the Morehead Police Department, Rowan County Sheriffs Department and Operation UNITE. Andre Ausmore, 27, and Jarvis Mccleod, 27, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida were arrested Friday at the B-Clean Car Wash... more »
  • Washington County Deputies Nabbed In Drug Sting

    November 13, 2009 11:06 AM

    Two Washington County sheriff's deputies were arrested Thursday as part of an undercover drug sting. Deputy Wayne Bartley, a six-year veteran, and Deputy Billy Mattingly, a three-year veteran are charged with official misconduct, trafficking in marijuana, theft by unlawful taking over $300, tampering with physical evidence, and criminal mischief. No... more »
  • Elementary School Teacher Arrested In Drug Sting

    October 27, 2009 3:22 PM

    A Magoffin County elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking following an undercover investigation by Operation UNITE. Darrell B. Patrick, 46, of Salyersville was arrested at his home shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Patrick, a teacher at North Magoffin Elementary School, faces six counts of first-degree... more »
  • Pair Charged In Jackson County Meth Bust

    October 27, 2009 12:52 PM

    Two Jackson County women have been arrested after meth-making materials were found in their apartment. Operation UNITE detectives charged 32-year-old Tina Young (also known as Tina Adkins) and 24-year-old Misty D. Stepp, both of the Annville, on Friday. Officials say the meth materials were found inside their home at Car... more »
  • Harlan Co. Man Arrested After Marijuana, Explosives Found Near His Property

    September 24, 2009 9:34 AM

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Harlan County man Wednesday afternoon after they found marijuana plants, a moonshine still and military-type explosives equipment near his residence. Police say they received a complaint about marijuana being grown near the home of Bobby Williams, 56. After further investigation, police say they found nine... more »