Dozens Arrested During Drug Roundup

A drug roundup in southern Kentucky landed many suspected drug dealers behind bars early Tuesday morning.

The roundup is the result of a months long investigation by Williamsburg police.

Officers were looking for nearly 70 people suspected of pushing Oxycontin and other drugs. Tuesday morning as part of "Operation Take Back," police moved in on those suspects, while most were still sleeping.

Most of the 68 people arrested were processed at the local convention center. Police say warrants will remain in force for any suspects not located Tuesday.


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  • by So Happy Location: Getemall county on Oct 28, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    I love ever time thay get old people. selling drugs. your a nasty person destorying our kids. Get a decent Job
  • by bob Location: smith on Apr 7, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    people in this town are alot of times wronge. it is a lot of he said she said this and that and there isnt any proof. the police department in williamsburg has had members of its force in trouble befor. it was over drugs. you may know if you are a member of this town who hit that old lady in her van and had to be cut out of his cruser and who ran smack into the law office down town... it was an officer of our own w.p.d. not all of our officers are bad i have the upmost respect for some of them and consider them friends. but something needs to be done about them too!
  • by paul Location: Lex on Apr 5, 2008 at 03:24 AM
    Thanks to the Law enforcement agencies for trying to make a difference. Now, if we could start treating drug addiction as the disease it is, and force these people to get straight we might be able to make a difference. Student financial aid is denied to anyone with a drug conviction. Why not make afdc and other welfare programs off limits to someone with the same convictions? Only grant these programs to people who have successfully completed rehab and have kept out of trouble..All these arrests do is make it tougher on some already very desperate people..This will only bury the drug problem deeper under ground and lead to more home invasions , break ins, and 80-90 year old people getting robbed in there homes.
  • by SmallTownCitizen Location: SmallTown on Apr 4, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    What I think is just apparently ironic, is knowing a lot of people who were busted one of them is the neice of recently busted Dr. (edited). Anyone see a pattern here??? Does anyone think he should be investigated AGAIN?? She is also the daughter of a well-known dentist in W'burg. I know most of the people on this list have been busted countless times and I honestly don't see how this time will be any different unless someone other than the PD in W'burg takes care of this situation because anyone who lives here knows that they are in on it!!!! That is why there is such a BIG drug problem in this area!!!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! It is going to be the same old thing until someone steps in overtop of the local officials heads and does some permanent damage to the system. I think the only reason they are doing this is because of the publicity to make is seem like they are trying to help society! PLEASEEEE....I have heard it all before.....
  • by Kim Location: Mt,Sterling on Apr 4, 2008 at 06:46 PM
    The problem is also in the system. You catch them, then the court slaps them on the hand, or they want them to rat out the next, and so on, and so on. By the time there done, they are right back at it. I think, it's a great job you all are doing, and keep up the good work. They need to hit our town. And I agree 100% with the guy who said there are good cops and bad we have some here. You can't clean up the town, if you have crooked people running it. Way to many overdoses here.
  • by Izzy Location: Williamsburg on Apr 4, 2008 at 10:30 AM
    What good does a drug bust do, when the weekend before it goes down SEVERAL known drug dealers were "tipped" off?? And what about the family who was busted in on and had just moved into thier new house and wasn't even the people the cops were looking for? Can you imagine the terror that family must have felt? If they are gonna have drug busts at least get all the info correct and DON'T let it get out there's gonna be one....Kinda defeats the whole purpose of having a bust. Williamsburg is just like any other town, ur gonna have good cops and bad cops...But next time they plan on doing a drug bust...they may wanna keep it on the down-low.
  • by Barry Location: floyd county on Apr 4, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    From reading some of these comments, it looks like there are some drug users on here leaving comments! Their just mad because they know their going to be busted soon and their scared! way to go cops , keep up the good work and get the SCUM off the streets and in jail where they belong!
  • by Bill on Apr 4, 2008 at 04:52 AM
    Where you going put boy's.The state is out of money to house them.They are allready straving the inmates in jail now.
  • by Wow Location: RIchmomd on Apr 3, 2008 at 11:26 PM
    @shocked Location: williamsburg Step back from reality and back into your brainwashing machine. The reason you dotn get it is because your uneducated. You dont read what cops and laws really do so you just go with the flow. How many people do you know that had to call the cops beacause some one was in their house? How many cops you knwo saved some ones life? The reason cops go for drugs is because there isnt enough crime to justify there money addiction. But theres always non violent drug users to grab up. SO if you wnat thanks for a unconstitutional and illegal incarceration of US civilians you need to leave the country or just stay quite!
  • by cutter Location: South of East KY on Apr 3, 2008 at 08:28 PM
    We also have a nursing problem !

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