Sheriff continues to fight synthetic drugs


By Andrea Saddler - asaddler@civitasmedia.com



Azzie Hall was arrested Wednesday, March 23 and remains lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.


Items confiscated in the arrest of Azzie Hall are pictured.


PRESTONSBURG – Sheriff John Hunt is holding true to the promise he made Floyd County citizens when he got elected. His promise was that he would rid Floyd County of the drug trafficking. On Wednesday, Floyd County Sheriff Deputies wrapped up an investigation they had been working on for a couple of months. Azzie Hall, of Middle Fork in Printer, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree (over 10 dosage units) and lodged in the Floyd County Jail.

“The sale of synthetic drugs still continues to be a problem we battle on a daily basis,” said Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt. “The majority of the drug overdoses reported at Highlands Regional Medical Center are the result of synthetic drugs.”

According to the website drugfreeworld.org, what makes a synthetic drug so dangerous is the fact they are created using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients. Youth have a misguided concept that synthetic marijuana is not dangerous, when in reality it is actually more dangerous than natural marijuana. The drug user does not know exactly how the synthetic drug is made up, there for cannot predict how their body will react to the drug.

A number of synthetic drugs, a small amount of marijuana and a limited amount of cash was seized in last week’s drug raid.

Azzie Hall was arrested Wednesday, March 23 and remains lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Synthetic-Drugs.jpgAzzie Hall was arrested Wednesday, March 23 and remains lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.

Items confiscated in the arrest of Azzie Hall are pictured.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Synthetic-Drugs-2.jpgItems confiscated in the arrest of Azzie Hall are pictured.

By Andrea Saddler

asaddler@civitasmedia.com

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 794-0290.

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 794-0290.

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