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Greenup county man charged with prescription drug trafficking

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A Greenup county man is charged with trafficking in prescription narcotics.

Kentucky State Police in Ashland arrested a Greenup County resident after conducting an investigation into illegal drug activity.

Police received information that Frank W. Basenback was engaging in trafficking illegal prescription narcotics.


On Monday January 7, troopers and detectives from the Ashland Kentucky State Police  conducted a controlled buy and bust operation where they purchased oxycodone prescription pills from Basenback.

They say Basenback produced 3 oxycodone pills and completed an illegal transaction.

Search warrants were executed and over $20,000 in cash was also seized.


Frank W. Basenback, 25, of Flatwoods, KY was arrested and charged with first degree trafficking a controlled substance.

He is in the Greenup County Detention Center.


The investigation is ongoing by detectives from Post 14.

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