Young Kentucky adults drawn to drug crimes on the rise

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Drug Charges on Friday, November 18, 2011

As drug-related crimes seem to be on the upswing in Kentucky, so are the arrests of young people who have sadly fallen into a life of crime. Police continue to crack down on young people who appear to have the intent to sell controlled substances. This time, the culprits were three young men who ranged in age from 19 to 28-years-old. Recently, local law enforcement arrested and subsequently charged the three men with various drug charges — including and most notably drug possession with the intent to sell.

The first two men arrested by authorities possessed nearly $10,000 in cash, as well as a handgun. All three men are reported to have marijuana in their possession. In total, nearly 300 grams of marijuana were recovered by authorities during the bust. In addition to marijuana, law enforcement also found Opana pills, which are a controlled substance narcotic that is similar to morphine, scales and Psilocybin mushrooms.

Initial reports do not indicate if the three men’s activities were connected. The third man was arrested separately, a block away from the first two defendants.

According to published reports, it is becoming more and more dangerous to not only use but also possess these kinds of illegal drugs, as law enforcement have become more and more aggressive in their search and seizure tactics. Additionally, the detainment of these men on drug possession charges can often lead to further arrests of those individuals who are involved in supplying and trafficking drugs to men such as these three.

Source: The WDRB News, “Three arrested on drug charges at two New Albany locations,” Oct. 27, 2011

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