, Corbin, KY

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February 1, 2011

Two arrested for selling oxycodone and Lortab pills

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

David L. Blanton, 46, and Aaron J. Cheek, 24, were charged Friday with selling drugs.

The pair, both of London, were, according to London police officers, trafficking in oxycodone and Lortab tablets.

Officer Randy Medlock had gotten word that the pair was selling the drugs from an apartment on West Carter Road in London, said Chief Stewart Walker.

After getting a search warrant, Medlock, Officer Jeremy Shell, Sgt. Matthew Moore and Detective Jimmy Phelps went to the apartment.

At the apartment, 29 oxycodone tablets and three Lortab pills were taken which, Walker said, have a street value of about $1,500.

With the pills, the officers found $2,397 cash.

Blanton and Cheek were each charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Laurel Detention Center.

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