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Post 13 Criminal Interdiction Detail

Date of News Release: 02/26/2009

(Hazard, Ky.) - January of 2009 the Kentucky State Police, Hazard Post started a Criminal Interdiction detail comprised of Troopers as well as Officers from KSP/ Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. The detail is designed to target illegal drugs while maintaining a focus on highway safety. The Post 13 Criminal Interdiction Detail is showing success since its beginning January 12, 2009. Units with the Interdiction Detail have made a number of drug related arrests and seized a significant amount of drugs and cash while also maintaining a focus on highway safety. The Detail has written a total of 1,455 citations in a 6-week period. They have also made 275 arrests, 54 of which have been for DUI. In addition to the large number of citations and arrests, investigations conducted by the Interdiction Team have led to a significant amount of drugs and cash being seized. The Detail has been responsible for the seizure of over 3,000 illegal prescription pills, approximately 100 pounds of marijuana and approximately $115,000 dollars in cash.

The Post 13 Interdiction Detail will continue to focus its efforts on highway safety while also aggressively targeting individuals who deal in illegal prescription drugs as well as other illegal narcotics. Kentucky State Police are asking anyone with any information about illegal activity in their community to please contact us at 606-435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) and you may remain anonymous.

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