Greenup man arrested on heroin charge
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- A Greenup County man was arrested Monday night in Boyd County on a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree (heroin).
Benjamin R. Mullins, 25, of Raceland, was arrested about 9:30 p.m. Monday before being taken to the Boyd County Detention Center in Catlettsburg, according to a news release from the Boyd County Sheriff's Department.
A confidential informant working for the sheriff's department made a controlled purchase of heroin about 7 p.m., according to the release. A traffic stop was conducted after the transaction was completed, according to the release.
Ashland man arrested for violation of graves
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- An Ashland man has been arrested on a charge of violating graves at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland, according to Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice.
Richard Evans, 28, of Ashland, was arrested Feb. 21 and currently is being held without bond at the Boyd County Detention Center in Catlettsburg.
Evans is charged with taking brass flower containers from the cemetery and selling the metal for scrap, Justice said. He is charged with taking the brass flower containers from 30 graves, according to Justice.
The charge is a class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
The case remains under investigation.
Marshall to partner in clean water initiative
HUNTINGTON-- Marshall University is partnering in the creation of a center of innovation for water cleanliness and sustainability.
Officials say the university will partner with the Charleston Area Alliance and others for the center at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.
The mission of the new West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute will be to develop and commercialize innovative technologies to maintain, improve and protect water supplies throughout West Virginia.
While the center is in its early stages, the institute will support research including work to reduce hazards to freshwater sources and identify water contamination.
Other partners include the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Chemical Alliance Zone, the West Virginia Regional Technology Park, West Virginia State University and the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center.
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