Law enforcement makes Friday morning drug sweep

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By Becky Barnes

A group of drug suspects were hauled into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning as part of Operation Black Friday.
The Kentucky State Police, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) joined forces as part of a statewide sweep, according to Tpr. David Jones, KSP public information officer.
The number of Harrison County’s arrests is still climbing.
Charges were primarily for heroin trafficking. Those arrested have been sent on to the Bourbon County Detention Center.
Statewide there were nearly 500 warrants to be served.
During a press conference Friday morning in Frankfort, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer said the operation is a direct result of law abiding citizens providing tips via phone calls, messages, letters and information to the anonymous tip lines.  He referenced to an anonymous letter, a plea for help, from a mother whose son became a drug addict.  She provided pertinent information that led to the arrest of the drug dealer selling to her son.
See more details in next week’s Cynthiana Democrat.