Two Arrested For OxyContin Trafficking

Two men, both on probation for drug trafficking convictions, were arrested Friday, October 6, by Operation UNITE.

Police seized 332 OxyContin pills with a street value more than $22,000 and $8,630 in cash after executing search warrants at homes in the Hardbury Community of eastern Perry County.

Arrested were 51-year-old Jerry D. Delaney of Jakes Fork Road and 72-year-old Delvin Caudill of Hardburly Road. Both were charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second or subsequent offense.

UNITE detectives, with assistance from the Hazard Police Department, executed the search warrants about 10:30 a.m. at the residences located off KY 1146.

Police found 21 40mg OxyContin tablets at Delaney¹s residence. They confiscated 271 40mg OxyContin tablets, 40 80mg OxyContin tablets, and all the cash at the home where Caudill was staying.

Delaney is currently on state probation for a felony drug trafficking conviction on a UNITE case and has a second drug trafficking conviction.

Caudill is also on state probation for a felony drug trafficking conviction on a UNITE case and has a previous federal drug trafficking conviction.

³These cases will be turned over to a federal grand jury because of the large quantity of pills and because they are considered career felony offenders,² said Dan Smoot, UNITE¹s director of law enforcement.

Both Delaney and Caudill were lodged in the Perry County Detention Center.

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