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Kentucky surpassed 2,000 drug overdose deaths in a single year for the first time ever, according to a newly released report. The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says fentanyl was identified in 73% of overdose deaths in 2021.

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Appalachia HIDTA Names 2021 Intel Analyst of the Year

London, KY - Appalachia HIDTA Executive Director Vic Brown announced that Senior Criminal Intelligence Analyst Kevin "Chip" Chipley has been named the 2021 Appalachia HIDTA Analyst of the Year.

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Appalachia HIDTA Program Overview


Appalachia Hidta

The Appalachia HIDTA mission is to enhance and coordinate drug enforcement efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies within areas designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas by pursuing the disruption/dismantlement of Drug Trafficking Organizations, particularly as it relates to the specific drug threat of the Appalachian region.

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