meth http://wkms.org en KSP Seizes $2.1M Meth Haul in Graves County http://wkms.org/post/ksp-seizes-21m-meth-haul-graves-county <p>The Kentucky State Police seized nearly 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in Graves County Thursday following an investigation and traffic stop.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:37:01 +0000 John Null 36419 at http://wkms.org KSP Seizes $2.1M Meth Haul in Graves County Investigation Leads To One Of Kentucky's Largest Meth Seizures http://wkms.org/post/investigation-leads-one-kentuckys-largest-meth-seizures <p>53 pounds in crystal methamphetamine is now in the hands of Kentucky law enforcement after a three month investigation.</p><p>On Friday multiple agencies including the Kentucky State police, DEA and the ATF executed a search warrant at the home of John Slingland and Abbie Jones in southern Graves County. Slingland and Jones were taken into custody and approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, more than five pounds of marijuana, 25 firearms and over $50,000 in U.S. Currency was seized. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:08:33 +0000 John Walker 35511 at http://wkms.org Investigation Leads To One Of Kentucky's Largest Meth Seizures IL Meth Users Can Take Treatment Instead of Prison http://wkms.org/post/il-meth-users-can-take-treatment-instead-prison <p></p><p>A new Illinois law is allowing some methamphetamine addicts to try treatment instead of serving prison time. Lawmakers say the new option could rehabilitate addicts and ease jail overcrowding. The law allows first-time offenders in possession of less than 15 grams of meth to take treatment. Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder tells WPSD the county’s jail is 30 percent overcrowded and that many inmates are there for minor drug offenses. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:42:59 +0000 Whitney Jones & WPSD 26349 at http://wkms.org IL Meth Users Can Take Treatment Instead of Prison Anti-Smurfing Campaign Kicks Off in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/anti-smurfing-campaign-kicks-kentucky <p></p><p>A campaign against the practice known as "smurfing" was launched Monday in Lexington. Smurfing is the practice of buying drugs over the counter and selling them to illegal drug makers for profit. In Kentucky, meth cooks are using smurfs to avoid the state's real-time, stop-sell system that prevents pseudoephedrine buyers from going over the legal limit. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:10 +0000 Josh James (KPR) 24743 at http://wkms.org Anti-Smurfing Campaign Kicks Off in Kentucky Ky. State Police See 'All-Time High' in Meth Labs http://wkms.org/post/ky-state-police-see-all-time-high-meth-labs <p></p><p>Kentucky State Police officials say they’ve seen an all-time high of meth labs in the past two years. So far in 2012, police have seized more than 1,200 labs. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:51:27 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Gleaner 24669 at http://wkms.org Ky. State Police See 'All-Time High' in Meth Labs 14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges http://wkms.org/post/14-arrested-calloway-drug-charges <p>Kentucky State Police arrested 14 Calloway Countians early this morning in a county-wide drug sweep. The arrests followed eight months of investigation into illegal drug trafficking in and around Murray. KSP Troop Jay Thomas says charges included drug trafficking and possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, and meth. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:17:22 +0000 Angela Hatton 22384 at http://wkms.org 14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges the morning cram [I gambled away more money than you'll ever understand edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-i-gambled-away-more-money-youll-ever-understand-edition <p>The odds are stacked against a casino owner who&#39;s betting on Newt Gingrich. Must be a big payout.</p><p>NPR reports one Vegas casino mogul has a personal stake in Gingrich&#39;s candidacy, and he&#39;s putting his money where his mouth is.</p><p>Kentucky ~ Prohm and Canaan will take another shot next year. Blow the whistle, get a check. We&#39;re cracking down on meth, but allergies are out of control. Pseudoephedrine&nbsp;isn&#39;t the only abused drug. It turns out illegal immigrants aren&#39;t supposed to get welfare. Refugees may get more protection soon.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:59:25 +0000 Gary Pitts 17304 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [I gambled away more money than you'll ever understand edition] Afternoon Round-Up 3/1/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-3112 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A proposal to make the private University of Pikeville a public institution has hit a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/upike-hits-snags-legislature">roadblock</a> in the &nbsp;Kentucky legislature.</p><p><strong>Narcotics:</strong></p><p>A Murray man faces drug trafficking and theft charges after reportedly <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/murray-man-charged-drug-trafficking">stealing and selling drugs</a> from a local CVS Pharmacy.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:34:24 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17114 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 3/1/12 PSE compromise passes committee http://wkms.org/post/pse-compromise-passes-committee <p>A supposed compromise on a bill aimed at cracking down on meth production in Kentucky is once again making its way through the state Senate.<br /><br />The bill passed committee quickly this morning. The bill&#39;s sponsor, Senator Robert Stivers, says the bill could be voted on the Senate floor as soon as this afternoon.<br /><br />The compromise will allow pseudoephedrine (a key ingredient in meth) to continue to be bought over the counter, but will limit consumers to only three point six grams, which is equivalent to one box of cold medicine, a month.<br /> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:44:02 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17107 at http://wkms.org