Drug interdiction program proving to be a success

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

Police in Prestonsburg say they had another successful day with their drug interdiction program.

Police say they received a complaint about a woman staggering through the parking lot of a doctor's office next door.

They say this is not the first complaint at that location, and when they responded to the call they found more problems than just the stumbling woman.

"We started noticing there were several vehicles in the lot that had some traffic infractions of dead tags, no insurance," Prestonsburg Police Officer Adam Dixon said.

After investigating they arrested two people, cited 13, and impounded four cars.

Charges and citations ranged from expired tags to public intoxication and drug charges.

Police say this is all a part of their drug interdiction program they use to help keep drugs off the streets.

“We're trying to do a lot of high visibility checkpoints trying to put a stop to that and deter people from operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or be in possession illegally of drugs,” Dixon said.

Police say they will continue the interdiction program to help keep drugs off the streets.


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