An investigation into drug complaints within the City of Morehead has led to the arrest of one person Thursday, February 22.
"When we get numerous complaints we will be proactive with Operation UNITE and other agencies in investigating the concerns of citizens," said Morehead Police Chief Randy Waltz.
During the past three months the Morehead Police Department received nearly two dozen complaints into illegal drug activity involving marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription medicines.
From 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, five officers from the Morehead PD assisted by five detectives from Operation UNITE responded to these complaints.
Law enforcement officers conducted a total of eight consent searches, one resulting in the discovery of drugs and the arrest of 44 year old Mitchell Robinson, of R. Perry Street in Morehead.
Robinson was charged with tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center.
The tampering charge resulted from Robinson's attempt to get rid of the marijuana in a shower drain and by flushing it down a toilet.
For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at www.operationunite.org.
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In 2003, Fifth District Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (R-Somerset) worked to create Operation UNITE, a regional anti-drug initiative empowering citizens groups and community leaders in 29 southern and eastern Kentucky counties. UNITE, which stands for Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment & Education, seeks to fight the drug epidemic by expanding drug awareness and education programs to keep people from using drugs; coordinating drug treatment and outreach programs for those who are already addicted; and operating regional undercover law enforcement task forces for interdiction and prosecution of those dealing drugs. Rogers has directed
$33.1 million in federal funds to the counter-drug initiative over the past three years. For more information contact Karen Engle toll-free at 1-866-678-6483.
Drug Tip Hotline 1-866-424-4382
Treatment Referral Hotline 1-866-90-UNITE (1-866-908-6483)