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28 indicted in alleged crime syndicate

Officials with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office say this is one of the biggest busts in the past year. 28 people were indicted what they're calling "Operation: Untouchable". They say they've been dealing with problems involving the Kentucky-Florida pill pipeline for a while now and this is yet another case. They say this group of 28 people who dubbed themselves "The Untouchables" were driving from Kentucky to pill mills in Florida, then bringing painkillers back to Frankfort to sell on the street.

"This thing was run very much like a business across Franklin County. So far, we've been able to tell they brought 36,000 pills into Frankfort from Florida," says Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton.

The 28 people indicted face charges of engaging in organized crime. Sheriff Melton says the group became so cocky, they made their own t-shirts that they wore while making pill trips.

"When you make up t-shirts that say 'The Untouchables', especially after the work we've been doing over the past 13 months trying to rid the county of drugs, I think they did become overconfident," he says.

Sheriff Melton says the operation was the result of a six-month investigation.


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