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KSP Makes Lexington Drug Arrests

Date of News Release: 04/21/2011

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- On Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2011 the Kentucky State Police Narcotics Detectives from the Frankfort Post were conducting an active narcotics investigation in the Lexington area. The detectives received information about a subject named Lorenzo trafficking narcotic. The investigation leads to a Drug Store parking lot in Lexington where Lorenzo was located. A uniformed Trooper and Narcotics Detectives from the Frankfort Post arrested Lorenzo A. Barnes, age 35 and Desiree S. Robinson, age 21 both of Lexington. Lorenzo had in his possession $6,719.00 in cash. Desiree Robinson was searched by a female Officer from the Lexington Division of Police and 52 suspected oxycodone pills were located.

They were transported to the Fayette County Detention Center by Lexington Division of Police. Both subjects were charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Degree. While in custody Lorenzo attempted to consume and destroy a suspected narcotic. He was subsequently charged with tampering with Physical Evidence. The investigation is ongoing by Post 12 Narcotics Detectives.

Should you suspect illegal drug activity or find marijuana while hunting or farming, please contact the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post at (502) 227-2221 or call 1-800-DOPE-TIP. All tips and information can be reported and the caller remains anonymous.

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