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Attorney General Cameron Distributes Supplies From Suspected Price Gouging Scheme

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 13:03:49-04

FRANKFORT, KY (LEX 18) — Medical supplies that were confiscated after officials busted a suspected price gouging scheme in Tennessee are given out to law enforcement and first responders in Kentucky.

Matt Colvin and his brother are accused of traveling along I-75 in Tennessee and Kentucky, buying 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, masks, thermometers and Clorox wipes with the intent of selling them for profit.

Tennessee Attorney's General sent them a cease and desist order, and the brothers donated the items to first responders and churches in their area. The remainder of the supplies were brought back to Kentucky.

Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel Cameron says he was happy to see the products end up in the right hands.

"In the Attorney General's office since the Governor has put in his declaration, my responsibility and our office's responsibility is to watch out for price gouging. If there is ever a time we need to be vigilant on that front, it is now during the pandemic," says Cameron, "Since that order, we have been vigilant in protecting Kentuckians from price gouging."

It is still not clear what, if any, charges the two brothers could face.

Attorney General Cameron has set up a website where you can report suspected instances of price gouging. Click here to go to that website.