Whitesburg KY

Two charged after drug investigation

Police have charged two Letcher County residents with trafficking in prescription narcotics.

Johnny Brown, 55, of 170 Delta Drive, Partridge, was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (oxycodone).

Helen York, 47, of Highway 931 South, Whitesburg, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree traffick- ing in a controlled substance (hydrocodone).

The Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Department, Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations East Unit (DESI) and the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) made the arrests after an investigation into drug trafficking in the area.

Police said more arrests will follow and the investigation is continuing.

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