Checkpoint busts DUIs, sniffs out drugs
Police in Floyd County hit the streets on Wednesday looking for drugs. Officers say new Kentucky laws designed to reduce jail over-crowding made undercover operations too expensive, so they are changing how they fight the war on drugs. Wednesday afternoon, police set up a safety checkpoint in Auxier, a community police say gets a lot of drug complaints. Officers checked every car and driver on Route 3051. In just the first hour, they arrested three people on suspicion of being under the influence. Police say Wednesday's checkpoint is just the first of many. They are planning many more events in other areas of Floyd County. The goal is to take more drugs and alleged dealers off the streets.