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KSP detail focuses on drugs, highway safety

On January 12, the Hazard Post of the Kentucky State Police, which covers Letcher, Perry, Knott, Leslie and Breathitt counties, began a criminal interdiction detail comprised of troopers as well as officers from KSP/ Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

The detail targets illegal drugs and maintains a focus on highway safety. Units with the interdiction detail have made a number of drug-related arrests and have seized drugs and cash. The detail has written 1,455 citations in a six-week period and made 275 arrests, 54 of which have been for driving while intoxicated (DUI).

In addition, investigations conducted by the interdiction team have led to a significant amount of drugs and cash being seized. The detail has been responsible for the seizure of over 3,000 illegal prescription pills, approximately 100 pounds of marijuana, and approximately $115,000.

Kentucky State Police ask anyone with any information about illegal activity in their community to call 606- 435-6069 or 1-800-222- 5555. Callers may remain anonymous.

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