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Somerset Man Charged With Trafficking Narcotics, Promoting Prostitution

Posted at 9:16 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 09:21:06-04

SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Somerset man has been arrested and charged with trafficking narcotics and promoting prostitution.

According to a press release from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, 73-year-old Sammy Akers was caught by an undercover operative from the Narcotics Division.

The officer stated that Akers sold him hydrocodone. It was during the transaction that the deputy said Akers asked him if he would be interested in hiring a sex worker.

The arrest citation states that Akers began showing the undercover officer photos of women he could have sex with for $150.

The deputy contacted Akers again a few days later for more hydrocodone pills and at that time the offer of prostitution was put forth again. The undercover officer agreed and asked for Akers to provide a second female for “a friend.”

Sheriff’s deputies searched the property and found more than 50 hydrocodone pills and money from both purchases.

Akers was taken into custody and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and promoting prostitution.