Hopkins Co. authorities seize nearly 1,000 fentanyl pills in large drug bust
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - Authorities conducted a massive drug bust in Hopkins County on Thursday.
The Madisonville-Hopkins County VICE and Narcotics Unit arrested one man in connection to a drug trafficking organization.
The unit says they have been investigating fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths over the last 11 months. Officials say they have specifically been looking into a drug trafficking organization involving Demario Murray.
Detectives say they conducted multiple controlled purchases of counterfeit Percocet pills containing fentanyl. On Thursday, the unit executed a search warrant at a home on East Broadway in Madisonville.
Detectives say they located large amounts of cash, a handgun and approximately 1,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills.
Murray was arrested and lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
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