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Hearing set in OxyContin case

A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday for an Isom man police say had as many as 40 vehicles a day stopping by his home to purchase controlled substances.

After a one-month investigation, police searched the home of Homer Breeding, 54, of 455 Stampers Branch, last week and found a quantity of OxyContin and a sawed-off .410 shotgun.

Breeding was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Breeding is lodged in the Letcher County Jail and bond is set at $20,000 cash.

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Letcher District Court.

Breeding was also arrested Dec. 4 by the sheriff ’s department and was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (OxyContin).

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb, Lt. Brian Damron, Sgt. Jason Bates, Deputy Scott Taylor and Deputy Wade Adams of the sheriff ’s department, Kentucky State Police Troopers Randy Surber and Chuck Bledsoe and a member of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (H.I.D.T.A.) Task Force assisted with the investigation.

Damron, who has charge of the investigation, said more arrests are pending.

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