Teen Charged With Drug Trafficking

HARLAN – A Harlan teen was arrested on drug trafficking charges over the weekend following a joint investigation between Operation UNITE and the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement.

Brian Harris, 19, of Mountain View Hill, Harlan, was charged with one count each of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Around 9 p.m. Saturday, February 10, KVE Officer Landry Collett spotted Harris and another individual coming out of a house in a high drug trafficking area of the Baxter community just north of Harlan.

Further investigation resulted in the discovery that Harris had 124 Hydrocodone pills and 14 OxyContin pills in his pocket.

Harris was arrested and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

The other person was not charged.

For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at www.operationunite.org.


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