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Marshall Co. Sheriff's Office warns of prescription drug trafficking

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is investigating an interstate medication trafficking operation with roots to the area.

Police have found a significant number of people from southeastern Kentucky seeing a group of doctors in Georgia, obtaining questionable prescriptions, and coming to the Marshall County area to get the prescriptions filled.

Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars and Detective Kevin Mighell suggest all area pharmacies and medical providers to be aware of where prescriptions are from and that this is happening.

Police stopped two people trying to fill a number of narcotic prescriptions in Marshall County on Tuesday, Aug. 24.  Those prescriptions were all from the same medical provider in central Georgia.

Police continue to investigate.

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