The Kentucky State Police embarked Friday on what officials are calling “the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history"—but the state ACLU suggests that the busts are misguided.
Dubbed “Operation Black Friday,” state police were targeting nearly 500 people were being targeted for arrest across the state on charges mostly related to drug trafficking, KSP spokesman Sgt. Richard Saint-Blancard said.
53 pounds in crystal methamphetamine is now in the hands of Kentucky law enforcement after a three month investigation.
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.
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.