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Mt. Sterling Making Progress on Illegal Drugs

AHC Health News

Mt. Sterling Mayor Gary Williamson is proud of the way the city has responded to drug trafficking.

Williamson says a commitment was made several years ago to put more money and manpower into busting drug dealers and it has made a difference.

The city formed a task force and arrests for selling narcotics in the community now rank among the highest in Kentucky.

Williamson says the drug crackdown is focused on dealers. He says it’s a waste of time to arrest those who simply possess drugs.

The city created a line item in the budget to fight drugs and assigned two officers specifically for that mission.

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