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April 11, 2013

Drug arrest near school

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Although students were out on spring break last week, a man was arrested for selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.

David C. Philpot, 34, of west Ky. 3094 in London, was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Friday after he sold Oxycodone to a police informant. Philpot was charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. He was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center after his arrest.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back and Deputy James Sizemore were the officers involved in the arrest.

The drug deal went down within 1,000 feet of a school. Dealing drugs in the close proximity of a school was part of the changes to Kentucky law by House Bill 463 and Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 218A.1411, which shortened the distance of drug dealing near a school from 1,000 yards to 1,000 feet but the offense does remain as a felony offense.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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