FLEMINGSBURG — Fleming County Sheriff’s Division has made an arrest following a drug investigation in Ewing.
On Wednesday, July 19, Mason Minton of Nicholas County was arrested and charged with a number of costs of allegedly trafficking managed substances together with heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine, based on Sheriff Tim Smith.
Minton acquired further costs of first-degree escape and third-degree assault on a corrections officer when taken to Mason County Detention Heart based on Smith.
Smith went on to state the risks of fentanyl and the growing circumstances of overdose from the drug.
“Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues are the deadliest and most addictive medication our nation has seen. They’re highly effective artificial opioids which might be just like morphine however 50-100 instances stronger,” Smith stated.
Analysis findings have been offered within the 2020 Kentucky Overdose Fatality report stating greater than 1,964 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2020 which confirmed a 49 p.c enhance from the prior yr, based on Smith.
Experiences additional said in circumstances autopsied by the Kentucky Workplace of the Medical Examiner and toxicology studies submitted by Kentucky coroners, the rise in demise toll is primarily pushed by an increase in opioid abuse based on Smith.
“Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues have been present in 1,292 circumstances accounting for roughly 71 p.c of total overdose demise for the yr,” Smith stated this was based on analysis he has carried out.
Based on Smith drug sellers steadily combine fentanyl with different medication similar to heroin and MDMA which consequently makes the medication cheaper.
Making the medication cheaper creates extra danger for drug customers who might not understand this cheaper model of their medication could also be a lot stronger than what they’re used to which regularly results in overdose based on Smith.
“Sadly many households have been impacted by the drug epidemic and have skilled the devastation of overdoses leading to demise. Legislation enforcement businesses work diligently to regulate the affect of the epidemic in our communities and associate with native remedy facilities accessible by ASAP packages and Casey Legal guidelines to supply a lot wanted companies to people and households in want,” he stated.
Smith issued a warning to all folks promoting fentanyl stating these people are his precedence and he and his division will use each accessible useful resource to seek out and arrest them.
“In case you are an individual who wants assist in preventing habit you possibly can anonymously contact our workplace and we are going to join you with assets that can assist you,” he stated.