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Kentucky State Police Lead the Way in Fighting Drug Problem
Weekly Totals Show Impressive Results

Date of News Release: 10/08/2004

(FRANKFORT, KY.) -The Kentucky State Police have given a drug report to the secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet today. The report, which highlights activity since September 30th, details the number of arrests made in connection with the purchase, distribution and/or manufacturing of illegal narcotics across Kentucky. In addition, the report lists the amount and type of drugs seized during the arrests. Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence congratulated the Kentucky State Police for an impressive week in fighting the state´s drug problem.

"As the state´s top drug enforcement and investigative organization, the Kentucky State Police continue to do an excellent job with drug interdiction," said Lieutenant Governor Pence. "Over the course of one week, the numbers are truly impressive. I commend our brave men and women who have stepped up to the challenge of this dangerous task."

Since September 30th KSP´s drug activity includes:

  • 6 meth labs discovered
  • 61.6 oz. of crack seized
  • 28 oz of cocaine seized
  • 6,923 pills seized
  • 15 lbs. of processed pot seized
  • 30 pot plants seized
  • 42 arrests
  • 11 counties involved

"The State Police are committed to enforcing Kentucky´s drug laws," said State Police Commissioner Mark Miller. "These figures from the last week of enforcement are proof of our dedication and ability in this area. Our yearly totals will just as impressive."

The two Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations (DESI) Units efforts increase KSP´s totals. Last week, DESI purchased or seized an additional:

  1. 23 grams of crack
  2. 2.5 grams of cocaine
  3. 566 grams of processed pot
  4. 227 pills

The pills seized during the arrests included the popular OxyContin, Hydrocodone, Methadone, and others.

The counties where drug events took place included Bourbon, Boyd, Daviess, Greenup, Harrison, Johnson, Livingston, Pike, Spencer, Trimble and Warren.

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