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Franklin Sheriff: Investigation Leads to Substantial Drug Bust

Reported by: Aaron Adelson

Contributor: Lance Vaught
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Updated: 1/29 6:19 pm
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The Franklin County Sheriff says the county is safer after a major drug bust.  It's the largest heroin bust Sheriff Pat Melton can remember. 

Melton says his deputies took more than $60,000 dollars of drugs off the streets.  The drugs include hundreds of Xanax, Percocet, and Hydrocone pills, 2 ounces of cocaine, and almost an ounce of heroin.

Sheriff's deputies arrested five people, and charged them with drug trafficking. 

The arrest happened on Shelby Street in downtown Frankfort.

'I've grown up here my whole life, and so I was very shocked when all this happened.  I was baffled.  Something like this never happens," said Evan Wright, who lives across the street from where the arrest happened.

Franklin Commonwealth's Attorney also lives on the street.

"Maybe my street's a little safer today, but a block over, a street over, the same kind of thing's going on," said Larry Cleveland, Franklin Commonwealth's Attorney. 

The sheriff says there are more arrests to come. 

Last week he arrested a Detroit man named Paul Jackson, and seized about 9 grams of heroin out of his apartment. 

The Sheriff says the five people arrested on Shelby Street are connected to Jackson.

Melton called Jackson the ring leader.

The Sheriff says a normal heroin user would buy a tenth of a gram.  On Shelby street, the sheriff seized more than 20 grams.

"It's a huge amount.  When you're talking about grams, you're talking about just a little bitty bit, you're talking about approximately an ounce of heroin," said Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton.

The sheriff says the main target of the bust was Dylan Hurst.

We spoke to his mother off-camera. 

She says Hurts was the number one golfer a few years back for Franklin County, and a former honors student.

She says he is a good kid, gone bad.
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