Police News for June 8

June 08, 2004

Head-on wreck injures two women

Two Boyle County women were injured Saturday night when their cars collided on Lebanon Road.

Mary Caldwell, 35, of Danville, suffered serious injuries to her head and face after her vehicle crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming vehicle head on, according to a Danville police report.

The driver of the other vehicle, Cynthia D. Mitchell, 29, of Parksville, received minor injuries to her hands and arms. Mitchell had to be extracted from her vehicle, police said.

Both women were wearing seat belts.

36 nabbed on drug charges

SOMERSET (AP) - An eastern Kentucky drug-fighting force arrested 36 Owsley County residents Monday who were indicted on drug charges, officials said.


Operation Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment & Education said in a statement that its detectives have opened 445 criminal cases in 29 counties since beginning operations Jan. 15.

UNITE said officers also have seized 4,060 pills, 4,362 grams of marijuana, eight pounds of methamphetamine and 60 grams of cocaine in that time.

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers, R-5th District, lined up two years of federal funding for the new anti-drug initiative.

Rogers and U.S. Attorney Greg Van Tatenhove plan to announce today the appointment of two assistant commonwealth's attorneys to prosecute UNITE and Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area cases.

One prosecutor will serve Pulaski, Rockcastle and Wayne counties, while the other will serve Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Whitley counties.

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