Drug bust in Knox Co.

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two out-of-state men were arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Knox Co. after authorities say they were dealing drugs, and had stolen merchandise with them.

According to the Knox Co. Sheriff’s Department, 43-year-old Ernest Richardson of Mount Vernon, New York, and 36-year-old Mark Leak of Waterbury, Connecticut were arrested around 12:30 p.m. on March 26.  The men were found with oxycodone tablets worth over $5,500 dollars street value, according to investigators.  The Sheriff says $4,500 dollars in cash as well as several electronic devices were also seized during the arrest.

Both men were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, and taken to the Knox Co. Detention Center.

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