State Police Action Takes $2 Million Worth of Illegal Drugs off the Streets
Frankfort, KY - On behalf of the Kentucky State Police, Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence accepted a $329,843.60 drug forfeiture check from U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Kentucky Dave Huber in Louisville this afternoon. The forfeiture funds were awarded from three cases uncovered by the Kentucky State Police and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office.
"The Kentucky State Police have done a remarkable job of interrupting the flow of drugs in our communities," said Lieutenant Governor Pence. "Their astuteness to detail has eliminated another chance that drugs will get into our children's hands."
The money will be used for law enforcement purposes in accordance with asset Forfeiture Fund guidelines, which allow state and local law enforcement agencies to share forfeited property.
KSP Commissioner Mark Miller commented on the importance of drug interdiction. "Albeit dangerous, the Kentucky State Police has the important responsibility to stop illicit drug trafficking in Kentucky," said Miller. "We will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to curb this illegal activity."
In the cases, troopers also seized more then twelve hundred pounds of marijuana and six kilos of cocaine, which has a street value of $1.8 million.
In addition, five troopers were recognized for the arrests associated with the forfeiture. The troopers involved include Seth Payne, Mark Combs, Brian Gann, Israel Slinker and Bobby Murray. U.S. Attorney Huber presented the K-9, German Shepherd, Fero, with a box of dog biscuits for his efforts in detecting the illegal narcotics.
All three subjects involved: Francis Wayne Greenwell, Randall C. McIntyre and George H. Mitchell III have pled guilty and are currently in prison.
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