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More than a hundred dogs are in Henry County wrapping up an annual National Narcotic Detector Dog Training program which includes a competition tomorrow.  

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is hosting the week-long event that started Monday.   

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Several law enforcement officials are working to create a local narcotics task force in Christian County. The area is now part of the 11-county Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force but Commonwealth Lynn Pryor said there is need for a smaller unit in the high-crime area.

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an emergency regulation adding six newly identified synthetic cannabinoids to the state’s controlled substance list. The regulation goes into effect immediately. This is the first time the governor has exercised the right to ban drugs by administrative regulation.

Drug Abuse in KY Mines

Apr 13, 2012

Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem in Kentucky’s mines but recent steps taken by the state legislature are helping get control of it. That’s what a member of the state mine safety review commission told the senate judiciary committee this week. Paducah attorney Duncan Pitchford says miners in the western Kentucky coalfields are also struggling with methamphetamine addictions.

Hopkinsville Men Convicted for Pill Trafficking

Apr 5, 2012
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Two Hopkinsville men will serve prison time for trafficking prescription drugs from Florida to Kentucky. Circuit Judge Andrew Self sentenced 24-year-old Cary Alder and 26-year-old Scotty Highsmith to ten and fifteen years respectively. The two men are suspected of transporting more than 3,000 Oxycodone pills by mail.  27-year-old Peter Nibert of Pasco County, Florida was also convicted in connection to the case.