Whitesburg KY

Two face drug counts

Two Mayking men were arrested recently on drug trafficking charges.

Stanley Cook, 51, of 512 Hwy 3410, and Scottie Short, 34, of 1631 Pine Creek Road, were each charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).The arrests were made after a six-month investigation by the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department and the Kentucky State Police.

Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department said the roundup is in response to complaints that the sheriff ’s department had received about drugs being sold in the area.

The sheriff ’s department along with the H.I.D.T.A (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Drug Task Force, Kentucky State Police and KSP D.E.S.I. (Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations) East worked together to buy controlled substances from Cook and Short.

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