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Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Largest Drug Roundup in Post-5 History

Date of News Release: 11/13/2008

(Campbellsburg, KY) - On Thursday morning, November 13th, 2008, Kentucky State Police Post-5, Campbellsburg, along with KSP K-9 Troopers, KSP DESI Detectives, KSP-CVE Officers, local Sheriffs Departments, local city departments, the Indiana State Police, and Carroll County Detention Center Jailers, started serving drug indictment warrants on 68 alleged drug dealers in the Post 5 counties of Gallatin, Owen, Trimble, Carroll, Oldham and Henry counties. The mission started around 5:30 am, and will go on until all of the 68 have been picked up. Those arrested were processed at the US Army National Guard Headquarters in Carrollton and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center. This is the largest drug roundup ever at this Post. We have two Detectives that work exclusively with buying drugs. "It was through their determination and hard work that we were able to make these arrests", said KSP Det. Sgt. Vic Hubbuch. Out of the 68 arrest warrants, there are approx. 112 charges pending against these alleged dealers. Out of the 112, only 4 have misdemeanor marijuana drug trafficking, the rest of the 108 charges are felonies. The trafficking charges range from selling marijuana to selling heroin to selling prescription medications. As of this Media Release, approx. 49 have been arrested. They will be arraigned in the respective county courts where they allegedly sold the drugs. Captain Dean Hayes, Commander of KSP Post-5 said, "drugs pose a significant threat to our community. Today's roundup will have a huge impact on the drug issues in this area and efforts to identify and arrest those who choose to deal drugs will continue."

The local departments that assisted in this roundup were:
Carroll County Sheriffs Dept.
Henry County Sheriffs Dept.
Trimble County Sheriffs Dept.
Owen County Sheriffs Dept.
Gallatin County Sheriffs Dept.
Carrollton Police Dept.
Owenton Police Dept.

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