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January 21, 2013

Pill pushers arrested

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — London Police Detective Jimmy Phelps said the prescription drug abuse problem in this area far surpasses any other — including meth.

“For every meth lab that we get a call on, we get at least 20 prescription pill complaints,” Phelps stated.

After a seven month investigation,  London Police officers have detained the following individuals on charges of illegal drug trafficking:   

• Matthew R. Robinson, of 1847 Sinking Creek Road, charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone.

• Brandon K. Mays, of 577 Whitley St., charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone.

• Phillip and Stephanie Adams, both of 420 Wyatt Road, charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone, two counts.

• Johnny M. Mills, of 99 Shackle Road, charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone.

• Jerry W. Abner, of 99 Shackle Road, charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone.

• Tracey S. Bikers, of 721 Walnut Road in London, charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone.

More arrests are pending for the illegal sale of prescription pills.

Assisting in the investigation were Detectives Allen Harris and Gary Proffitt, and Sgt. Travis Hurley.

mmccrarey@sentinel-echo.com

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