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Major Drug Bust In Central Kentucky

A Kentucky's sheriffs department is releasing information about a major drug bust.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department says they rounded up nearly $200,000 worth of Oxycotin. Deputies arrested seven people from the investigation that spanned three months.

It is considered to be the second-largest bust in county history.

Officials say three of the arrests were people from Detroit who were bringing the drugs to central Kentucky.

Investigators also say some of those drugs are actually being supplied by the elderly. In a growing trend, elderly people are selling their prescription drugs in order to supplement their fixed incomes.

That trend is also being seen in central Kentucky, according to experts.

The money that was seized in the bust will be divided up by the various agencies involved, including the Central Kentucky Area Drug Task Force, Madison County Sheriff's Department and Berea Police.


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