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 Madisonville Narcotics Unit Takes Down Hydrocodone Trafficker

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky.  (01/07/2015) – The Madisonville Police Department has reported an arrest made from an ongoing investigation regarding illegal prescription pill trafficking.

According to MPD officials, the Madisonville Narcotics Unit made contact with James Davis, alias Coach D, on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in regards to an ongoing Hydrocodone trafficking investigation. Davis was arrested after Detectives conducted controlled purchases of the medication from Davis.

Davis was transported to the Hopkins County Detention Center, charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Over 10 Dosage Units Schedule II) and Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Less than 10 Dosage Units Schedule II).

Detectives seized suspected cash proceeds (believed to be profits from Hydrocodone sales), Hydrocodone Pills and a vehicle registered to Davis and used in the transportation of the illegal substance for distribution.

Hydrocodone is classified as a Schedule II drug by the DEA due to the extreme potential for misuse and abuse. This drug has a current accepted medical use for legitimate treatment. However, Hydrocodone has severe restrictions due to the high risk of misuse. According to the DEA, abuse of this drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Information provided by William Poe (Madisonville Police Dept.)
Posted byJ.L. Graham
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