EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFour Arrested In Greenup County, Ky., On Drug Charges
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 6, 2013 9:34 AM EDT
Greenup , Greenup County , Kentucky
Greenup County authorities have arrested four people in what they described as a Detroit-to-Kentucky drug trafficking operation.
Three people were arrested Sunday evening after the sheriff’s department drug interdiction division and the Greenup Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at U.S. 23 and Main Street in Greenup, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
Illegal prescription narcotics and thousands of dollars in cash were seized, the release said.
The following people were arrested on these charges: Jason Paul White, 29, of Westland, Mich., first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, warrant out of Greenup County on unrelated charges and speeding; Dennis Alexander, 23, of Detroit, first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance; and James Ray Hieneman, 42, of Buckshot Hill.
Meanwhile, the sheriff’s office said deputies with the drug interdiction team executed a search warrant early Monday on the residence of James L. Leadingham of 2226 Bayes Ridge in Greenup. Deputies said they found illegal prescription narcotic pills, 14 grams of marijuana, marijuana plants, suspected stolen property, a handgun and several thousand dollars in cash.
Leadingham was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
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