Police Make Record Breaking OxyContin Bust

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Police in one eastern Kentucky county make a record setting OxyContin bust.

Officers with the Floyd County Sheriff's office found more than two hundred OxyContin pills at a home in Toler Creek.

The sheriff says an anonymous tip led them to the home where they found the $20,000 worth of pills, the most they've ever seized in county history.

Sheriff John K. Blackburn says officers discovered these OxyContin pills at a home in Toler Creek.

“I've never had this big of an OxyContin bust, not this many pills at one time,” Sheriff Blackburn said.

It adds up to 270 pills in all with a street value of more than 20,000.

Deputies believe the homeowner, 45 year old Jullian Irick, Jr. was selling the pills and say they found thousands in cash to prove it.

Deputies seized the cash, OxyContin, and nearly 50 hydrocodone pills, but they did not arrest or charge Irick, and instead say they're taking the case to a grand jury for indictments.

The sheriff says they chose to do this to protect their undercover agent's identity in court.

Irick was not at home unavailable for comment when we were there.

Officers say even though he isn't charged yet they're still watching his every move.

They believe the record breaking OxyContin bust will potentially save a life.

We want to stress that Irick is not arrested or charged with anything at this time and we couldn't track him down for a comment.

The sheriff says he plans to present the case to the grand jury later this week.

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