Kentucky drug abuse

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

The annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference wrapped up today in Lexington. 

The conference allowed prosecutors to share ideas with lawmakers on how to combat the Commonwealth’s prevalent legal issues, such as a juvenile crime rate brought upon by an explosion in synthetic drug abuse.

Christian County Attorney Mike Foster appealed for increased personnel funding. 

Several states hard hit by prescription drug abuse will work together to develop strategies to combat what authorities say is an ever-growing problem. Kentucky will join Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Virginia in the initiative.