Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 29, 2013

Local briefs - 6/29/13

ASHLAND — Ashland man faces charges

ASHLAND An Ashland man was arrested after being charged with selling illegal drugs out of his home and then trying to eat the evidence during a drug bust, according to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department.

Dee Mauk, 48, sold Oxycodone tablets in an undercover buy at his home in the 5000 block of Blackburn Avenue around 10 Thursday night.

Deputies executed a search warrant and entered the home and saw Mauk attempt to eat some of the Oxycodone pills. Investigators recovered money, drug paraphernalia and other narcotics, including morphine tablets, during the search.

Mauk was charged with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.

Arrest for heroin puts one in jail

ASHLAND An Ashland man was arrested after selling heorin to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Task Force during an undercover buy on Wednesday.

James W. Keller, 51, of the 2700 block of Winchester Avenue, was charged with drug trafficking in heroin. Deputites recovered money, heroin and paraphernalia after issuing a search warrant.

Keller is in the Boyd County Detention Center.

3 arrested on drug charges

ASHLAND Three were arrested after a confidential informant working for the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department Task Force purchased morphine during a buy.

Arrested were Luke A. Bowden, 29; Buddy A. Howard, 38; and Marcella K. Delong, 35. They were all lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.

Deputies executed a search warrant and recovered money, morphine and other narcotics and paraphernalia from the subjects in the 900 block of 29th Street.

Canteen dancing at Kyova mall

SUMMIT Everyone is invited to attend “An Evening at the 1940’s Canteen” on Tuesday at the Kyova Tri-State Mall from 7 to 10 p.m.

Dance classes start at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10 with proceeds benefitting the Ashland Community Kitchen.

The Jeff Carter Orchestra plays hits from the 1940s and participants dance in the USO-style party. Attire from the 1940s is encouraged.

The event takes place the first Tuesday of every month.

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