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Citizen call leads to charges for meth possession

The drug crisis on Kentucky is an ongoing one and citizens are doing what they believe is their part to help combat the crisis. There is no doubt that it is a real crisis and there are people in the state who are committing  drug crimes involving meth and other drugs. When people are arrested and charged with crimes they have the right to due process as guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.

Possible fentanyl distribution contribute to drug conviction

The opioid drug crisis continues to plague Kentucky and the nation as people continue to succumb to opioid overdoses. There are varying sources used to obtain illegal drugs and one recent case alleges that a pharmacist from Williamsburg was involved in illegally dispensing opioid drugs. Opioids include medications such as fentanyl, oxycodone and other powerful pain medications. The pharmacist was convicted, sentenced to more than six years in prison and must also pay a $5,000 fine.

Investigation of drug crimes results in multiple arrests

The opioid addiction crisis continues to rage throughout the United States. Kentucky is one of the hardest hit areas, ranking 5th in overdose deaths in 2017, the most recent year for which complete numbers are available. In an effort to stem the flow of the drugs, a recent federal investigation culminated in many arrests and drug crimes charges. A Kentucky doctor from Sycamore Township was among those arrested.

Drug crimes do not negate presumption of innocence

The drug crisis plaguing Kentucky and the nation is unquestionably a health crisis that needs to be handled. Too many people are dying needlessly. While the laws are there to penalize the guilty, they are also there to protect the innocent. Anyone charged with drug crimes is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

In fight to stop the flow of fentanyl, rights must be upheld

The drug crisis in Kentucky continues to be a devastating problem as the citizens of the state continue to succumb to overdoses and the flow of drugs into the state does not appear to be diminishing. A recent case in Lexington saw a man convicted and sentenced for having conspired to distribute fentanyl and cocaine and also for money laundering. What must not be forgotten is that anyone facing charges is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law, and every accused person has a right to a criminal defense.

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