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.
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.
The drug problem plaguing the country continues to be a serious problem in Kentucky. A recent stolen vehicle case led to multiple charges being brought against three people. The three have been accused of drug crimes and at last report were being held in Graves County Jail.
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.
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.
The opioid crisis continues to rage in Kentucky and the rest of the country. In addition to opioids, meth use is still a significant problem in parts of the state. There was a recent alleged incident involving a man from Berea.