Two Letcher County men were arrested last week on drug trafficking charges. Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said the men obtained prescription pain pills in Florida to sell illegally in the county.
Mark Adams, 41, of 26 Cat Drive, Isom, was arrested Dec. 4 after police obtained a warrant and searched his residence. Adams was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone).
Webb said Adams was lodged in the Letcher County Jail but is now out of jail on $10,000 cash bond.
Homer Breeding, 54, of 455 Stampers Branch, Isom, was also arrested Dec. 4. He was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (OxyContin).
Webb said that it appears that Adams was going to pharmacies in Florida and obtaining some of the drugs and returning to Letcher County where he and some other individuals were selling them.
“It’s just part of the problem that we have in the county,” said Webb. “People are going to Florida and apparently you can get anything you want down there. They can go to a doctor, say my back is hurting and get all the pills they want.”
Webb said the two arrests were the result of a four-month investigation involving the sheriff’s department, Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Section East and HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force.
Webb said more arrests will follow as the investigation continues.