Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 7, 2009

Greenup sheriff's deputies make drug arrests

Greenup — The Greenup County Sheriff’s Department executed three search warrants in various locations throughout rural Greenup County on Thursday and Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into trafficking of prescription pain pills.

Three were arrested and are facing various drug charges, including trafficking oxycodone, possession of various drugs, possession and cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They are Eddie K. Blanton Jr., 27, and Eddie K. Blanton, 56, both of Bee Hollow, and Terry Huffman, 52, of Laurel Road. All are in the Greenup County Detention Center.

Search warrants were executed at residences on Laurel Road, Three Prong and Brushy Road, where undercover buys had previously been made.

Sheriff Keith M. Cooper said the warrants were secured because of the controlled buys of oxycodone pills and marijuana from a number of suspects at those locations during the last two weeks.

In addition to seizing drugs during the raids, police also seized $500 in cash.

Cooper said the investigation will continue and at least two additional arrests are expected.

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