Dozens Rounded Up In Clark County Drug Sting

Police rounded up dozens of people in Clark County on Thursday after a nearly year-long investigation into drug trafficking in the county.

Kentucky State Police, Winchester Police and the Clark County Sheriff's Office took part in the round-up which started at around five in the morning.

They had 48 warrants to serve; police say they arrested about half of those. Most of the suspects were wanted for trafficking a controlled substance. Everyone who was arrested was taken to the Clark County Detention Center.

Police officers say the people they didn't arrest on Thursday will likely be tracked down and arrested over the next few days.


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  • by Cindy Location: Somerset on Dec 24, 2007 at 11:41 AM
    R.Matthews are you trying to say you think my tax dollars should go towards paying for the drug dealer's goods? That is crazy. I hate to tell you this but if they are drug addicts then their health is already suffering. They should get jobs and pay their own way. If they can sell their drugs for thousands of dollars a month I shouldnt have to suppliment their income.
  • by Bill on Dec 23, 2007 at 07:50 PM
    Well there goes Grand Pa's old shot gun agian.the kids to foster care and the farm to the state to hire more,cops and social workers.Merry Xmass Ky.If theres any body left out there.
  • by R.Matthews Location: Corbin on Dec 23, 2007 at 07:40 AM
    I don't think I agree with Steve. This may be a source for these pill heads to get the pills, but I don't think it would prevent the problem. I personally do not have insurance or on wellfare and I go to the doctor once a month to get 40 percocet 10's, do to a injury that I received last year. It only cost me 104.00 for those. My little brother has made a comment that these pills go for as much as 15.00 a piece. If this is the case it would not be very hard to come up with the 104.00. Who would suffer? I think the health of the public might, if these dope heads were not properly cared for. I hope this makes sense. I personally think that the problem is beginning to get out of hand and this Operation Unite is a large problem, meanning they are ptting the drugs back on the street to "catch the bigger dealer".
  • by Jenny Location: Winchester on Dec 21, 2007 at 07:06 PM
    I am very pleased with the arrests of these individuals. I hope to see more follow! As someone who has seen drugs affect loved ones, it is truly a wonderful thing to see some efforts to clean up our town!
  • by Lavonna Location: Stanton on Dec 21, 2007 at 02:55 PM
    Steve, I agree 100% with you.. They should lose all benefits if they are caught.. Why should we work and pay for their sorry butts to be able to stay home all day and get a free ride... I hope they find a way to stop the drugs.
  • by TJ Location: Winchester on Dec 20, 2007 at 04:57 PM
    GOOD!!!! Its about time they try to do something about the drug problem here and clean up our town, keep these drugs out of the hands of our youth!!! Way to go I hope you arrest many many more!!!!
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Dec 20, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    All of these pill dealers are probably on medical cards and food stamps. The taxpayers buy their pills and then they sell them and make a killing. Then when they get busted they are right back on the street in a couple of days, still using medical cards and food stamps. I know this is a fact. Why don't they take away their benefits when they get caught? Half the pills on the street are paid for with taxpayer's money. Why don't they stop this. If they would take away their medical cards there wouldn't be nearly as many illegal drugs on the street. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!
  • by mike Location: winchester on Dec 20, 2007 at 01:50 PM
    "good for clark county"

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