Drug Related Arrest Made In Letcher County

An investigation leads to the discovery of more than 600 pills and thousands of dollars in cash.

It happened in Letcher County at the home of 65-year-Billy Stewart.

Police found nearly $17,000 in cash and 626 pills at the Isom home.

Stewart faces several charges, including trafficking a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

Numerous law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation.


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  • by ann Location: whitesburg on Mar 1, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    unite is not a joke. the joke is the drug dealers, they are going after people in letcher no matter their age 60'not old and jail is where they should be. the man had 600 pills 17,000 dollars that big time drug dealers off the streets.cleaning up our county is what all no users wont to see.
  • by jermiah Location: isom on Feb 23, 2009 at 06:01 PM
    they should have took them all to jail that was in the home.
  • by Jerry G. Location: Humboldt on Feb 23, 2009 at 01:28 AM
    "If the elderly man has sold one pill he is a drug dealer and is taking chances on destroying someone life" Wait, I missed the part where this guy held a gun to these user's heads and made them drive to his house and buy pills. Did he also ram them down their throats?
  • by anonymous Location: usa on Feb 22, 2009 at 07:53 PM
    It makes me sick to hear people say. The edlerly have to sell their pills to make ends meet. They should realize those pills they sell are killing people.
  • by anonymous Location: usa on Feb 22, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    A little over a year ago two girls over dosed and passed away. I can't help but wonder if they could have been getting their drugs from this man. They both live really closed to him.
  • by anonymous on Feb 22, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    I live in the area where this man was arrested .... this is the second time in the last 6 months someone in that household has been busted ...I think he knew what he was doing . I think he deserves it ..maybe if the last one did not learn a lesson hopefuly now they might ..I hope they get more than the max of 5 years
  • by get real Location: kentucky on Feb 22, 2009 at 04:39 PM
    if he had 600 pills and that much money then he needs to go to jail i think that more raids need to be done get that ju nk off our streets and keep it off
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM
    its always good to see a druggie get caught.i wonder if the law keeps any of the drugs?
  • by anonymous Location: usa on Feb 21, 2009 at 06:26 PM
    If the elderly man has sold one pill he is a drug dealer and is taking chances on destroying someone life. As for as ruining the man life he made that choice.
  • by Fed up Location: usa on Feb 21, 2009 at 06:01 PM
    Ruined his life? He was selling drugs. Period!!! Furthermore, I don't care if he was a hundred years old. It wouldn't bother me if they carried him to the police car in a wheelchair. Being old doesn't make it okay.
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