Twenty police officers with the Leitchfield Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and the Greater Hardin County Drug Task Force fanned out Monday morning with warrants for 23 people suspected of involvement in drug trafficking and use.
By the end of the day, a 5-month investigation had resulted in the arrest of 10 men and eight women, all processed at LPD, with help from the Detention Center and with Department of Human Resources personnel on hand in case children were involved. Two were, and they were turned over to social workers.
Drug Task Force detectives said the raid covered an area centered on Leitchfield, with some arrests coming from near Clarkson and as far west as Caneyville. All the arrests were in Grayson County.
Police reported controlled buying of meth, oxycontin, crack cocaine, marijuana and hydrocodone during the investigation. Warrants listed 54 felony charges and 10 misdeameanors.