The Carrollton Police Department experienced a record-breaking year in an unfortunate area in 2012. The department arrested
138 people for 285 drug charges.
Carrollton Police levied 285 separate drug charges against 75 males and 63 females. The average age of the men was 31 while the average
female age was 32.
“In 2012 we opened more drug investigations than any other year. We made it a priority to investigate these types of crimes because we
know the majority of all criminal offenses can be related back to narcotics,” Carrollton Police Chief Michael Willhoite said.
The statistics showed 89 charges for Possession or Trafficking in a Controlled Substance first degree, which includes the drugs
heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD and certain pharmaceuticals. The department made 15 charges for Possession or Trafficking in a Controlled Substance second
degree and 5 charges for Possession or Trafficking in a Controlled Substance third degree, both of which include pharmaceuticals.
In addition, the department issued 46 charges for Possession or Trafficking in Marijuana and 110 charges for Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. The department also made 4 charges for Possession of Synthetic Marijuana.
“We worked closely with the Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police in conducting joint operations that resulted in multiple arrests. Narcotics investigations will
continue to be a priority for our department,” Willhoite said.
Willhoite noted the average age of offenders reveals the narcotics problem is not connected only to youthful offenders as is the typical
public perception. “We found in 2012 that narcotics has pervaded all age groups within our community,” Willhoite said.