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Two Arrested in Connection with Drug Seizure in Breathitt County

Date of News Release: 10/04/2011

(Hazard, KY) -- On 10/03/2011 at approximately 2:45 p.m. two men were arrested in Breathitt County by HIDTA Drug Task Force after a two month investigation.

Juan Manuel Perez Neito age 35 of Alcoa, Tn. and Fred Napier Jr. age 42 of Clayhole, Ky. was charged with Trafficking Marijuana Over 5 lbs. with additional charges possible pending further investigation.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle operated by Mr. Napier and Kentucky State Police K-9 alerted on drugs which were in the vehicle. As a result of the traffic stop two search warrants were also executed in Breathitt County. Seized in the investigation was over 50 lbs. of marijuana, a large amount of cash, and weapons.

Assisting in the investigation was Drug Enforcement Special Investigations, Kentucky State Police Post 13 Hazard, Post 7 Richmond, and State Police K-9.

Anyone wanting to report illegal drug activity is asks to call 1-800-DOPE-TIP.

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