RACELAND, Ky. — The Raceland Police Department (RPD) arrested Cortney Parsons, 32, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, Sunday, Sept. 27, in what is recorded as the biggest heroin bust in Raceland history, according to RPD Chief Don Sammons.
Police seized 56.13 grams of heroin and $4,233 in cash from a vehicle driven by Parsons during a traffic stop for excessive window tint on her vehicle. Salmons said the amount of heroin seized is the biggest ever in Raceland.
“This was a huge one. It is the biggest bust that we have ever made. It was 56.13 grams of heroin, which equates to about $22,000 in street value,” Sammons said. “We have seen a big increase in drug activity in our area.”
The city of Raceland has a population of approximately 3,000 people, and a police force of eight officers. Sammons said RPD officers are exerting much effort in dealing with the influx of heroin.
“Our officers are out working, and we’re trying the best that we can to cut down on the heroin that is being brought into town, and to make as many arrests as we can,” he said. “We have the drug dog now, so she has been a tremendous help in assisting us.”
Parsons is facing trafficking charge, which is a class-c felony, which is a 10 to 20 year minimum sentence, and a charge for importing heroin, which is also a class-c felony with a minimum of 10 to 20 year sentence. Parsons was transported and lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center.
The case is still under investigation by RPD officers Tom Robinson and Mitch Fetters, according to Sammons.
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