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April 11, 2018

LAWRENCE CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES IN BOYD COUNTY

HEROIN DRUG ARREST CASE MAY BE BE LINKED TO 3 OVERDOSE CASE ON BOYD AND GREENUP COUNTIES

APRIL 11, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

A Lawrence County woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Boyd County on drug charges connected to heroin trafficking. Law enforcement officials are investigating the possibility that the woman's drug dealing could be linked to overdose cases that have turned deadly in Boyd and Greenup counties.

Courtney BentleyCourtney BentleyAccording to a press report release from the Boyd County Sheriff Department, Courtney L. Bentley, 33, from Louisa, was arrested and was charged on 3 criminal drug offenses:• TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HEROIN),
• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (HEROIN), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/ POSSESS.

According to the Boyd County Sheriff Department, in the past 10 days, there have been two heroin overdose deaths in Boyd County and one heroin overdose death in the Flatwoods area in Greenup County. During Bentley’s arrest, Boyd County deputies allegedly seized numerous items used to traffic heroin and narcotics that may be linked to the three overdose deaths. Deputies say more arrests are expected, but it is unknown how many more there will be.

Courtney Bentley, a LCHS graduate was taken to and lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center in Catlettsburg.

 

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0 #1 Hometown 2018-04-15 21:34
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