Drug Round-Up Nets Arrests

By: Chas Gayheart Email
By: Chas Gayheart Email

Dozens are arrested in the latest drug roundup in two eastern Kentucky counties.

One of those arrested is a teacher.

After a year long investigation several Hazard Police officers and Kentucky State Troopers pulled out of post eleven early Monday morning with nearly fifty arrest warrants for people in Perry and Letcher Counties.

“There are some people already incarcerated that we have warrants for and they're at various dentention facilities and those will be served there and there's approximately 33 people that we have warrants for and there's approximately fifty different drug charges,” Trooper Jennifer Sandlin said.

One of those arrested, Phyllis Sanders, is a teacher at Perry County Central High School.

Police say she is charged with promoting contraband in the first degree.

“Promoting contraband is a charge that is involved whenever someone brings or attempts to bring something that's considered dangerous into a detention facility,” Trooper Sandlin said.

“Nothing took place at one of our schools had no effect whatsoever on a student at one of our schools but we're a large system we have about one thousand full time and part time employees and they're gonna do things that's not proper sometimes some of those employees are and when it happens we have to deal with it,” Perry County Superintendent, John Paul Amis said.

Police and school administrator's say the charges against sanders didn't happen at or around the school.

Amis says they are taking proper steps to handle the situation.

All those arrested are being held in the Kentucky River Regional Jail or the Letcher County Jail.

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