Whitesburg KY

McRoberts men face drug counts

Two men from McRoberts were arrested last week by the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department on drug-related charges.

Franklin Bentley, of 21 B Ball Drive, and Gregory L. Ratliff, of 28 Rod Run Drive, were arrested August 7 after a three-month investigation into allegations of narcotics being sold from their homes, said M.K. Terry, a lieutenant with the sheriff’s department.

Terry said Bentley was selling the painkiller OxyContin, and that Ratliff was selling the less powerful painkiller hydrocodone.

Bentley, 44, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Ratliff, 48, was charged with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.

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