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Owenton police chief says number of drug arrests has almost doubled in less than a year

By Molly Haines

After a decline in drug-related arrests over the past three years in the city of Owenton, the 2010 rate has been steadily climbing, with 45 arrests so far.

Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry reported the rise in drug-related arrests during the Oct. 5 Owenton City Council meeting.

Gentry said in 2007 the number of drug-related arrests peaked at 36, but by 2009 the amount had dropped to 23 arrests.


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