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Drug Arrests in Perry County

Date of News Release: 08/25/2009

(Hazard, Ky) -- On Tuesday, officers from Kentucky State Police Post 13 Hazard, Operation U.N.I.T.E, Perry County Sheriff Department and Hazard Police Department conducted a controlled buy-bust in the Combs area of Perry County . As a result of the operation three arrests were made and several grams of crack cocaine were confiscated.

Arrested in this sting were Robert Hays and Jeremiah Cardwell of Louisville and Kenneth Cornett Jr. of Hazard. Mr. Hays, who was also wanted on several outstanding warrants out of the Louisville area, was charged with 2 counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st. Mr. Cardwell and Mr. Cornett were charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Controlled Substance 1st.

In a related bust, two other men were arrested. Mike Caudill of Hazard was charged with 1 count each of Possession of Controlled Substance 1st, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Eddie Jackson of Hazard was wanted on an outstanding indictment warrant for Trafficking in Cocaine.

All were lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard. These arrests are the result of a joint investigation carried out by the Kentucky State Police in Hazard and Operation U.N.I.T.E.

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