The Richmond Register

Crime

May 6, 2014

Detroit man charged with trafficking heroin

RICHMOND — Richmond police charged a Detroit man with drug trafficking late Saturday in connection with a December incident.

Police encountered Michael C. Horn, 21, on Ballard Drive and took him into custody on the strength of a warrant from the Madison District Court charging him with failure to appear.

The charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance stems from Dec. 12 when Richmond narcotics detectives purchased a quantity of heroin from Horn during a covert operation, said RPD Chief Larry Brock.

Horn was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Tuesday under a $50,000 bond, according to a jail booking official.

Heroin has figured more prominently in the local drug scene since the Kentucky legislature enacted laws designed to restrict the availability of illegal prescription drugs, local law enforcement officials have said repeatedly. The officials, including Brock, have pointed to Detroit, directly connected to Madison County by Interstate 75, as the main source of heroin flowing into the community.

Anyone with information about cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.

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