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28 Arrested In Meth Conspiracy Ring In Kentucky

Authorities in Whitley County, Kentucky have arrested 28 people in connection with what is being called a "methamphetamine conspiracy."

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a federal indictment that was unsealed on Monday showed that 28 people had been charged in the conspiracy, and that some were already in jail, but that additional suspects had been arrested on Sunday and Monday and that they were all charged with conspiring to make more than 500 grams of meth in the area.

"I think it was a big source of meth that we were seeing here," said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird adding that, "all 28 of these individuals acted in concert with each other ... at some point in time they conspired together. Usually when we do a roundup and if someone asks me if I think we made a difference, I usually tell them no. But this time, I think we made a dent in it."

Local television station WYMT reports that the authorities are saying that many of those connected with the conspiracy are repeat offenders who have been in trouble for other various crimes.

by RTT Staff Writer

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