Northern Kentucky leads state in heroin arrests in five-year analysis

DRY RIDGE, Ky. – Northern Kentucky is topping the charts for possession and heroin trafficking arrests in Commonwealth, costing taxpayers top dollar for jail cells.

Each day spent in jail costs taxpayers between $28-$48.

According to the Kentucky State Police, the Northern Kentucky counties, Boone, Campbell and Kenton, top the charts in heroin arrests. Over a five-year span, the numbers have more than doubled, and Northern Kentucky still trumps other Kentucky metropolises as the hub of heroin possession and trafficking, ranging in population from 84,000 to 333,000.

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