Tag Archive: Undercover

The Mayor of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Danny Sparks, has resigned from his position after undercover officers caught him in a drug selling sting near a school.

Could someone seemingly safe be selling drugs to your kids? Learn the street terms and listen to what your kids or their friends are saying.

Officers say that Sparks sold them marijuana just 1,000 feet from Olive Hill Elementary.

While Sparks called the incident a big mistake, he resigned his post following the arrest.

The Journal-Times published a copy of his resignation letter.

“Due to a very bad mistake that I have made tonight, and have failed the trust of the good people of Olive Hill, my friends and most of all my family, I have decided with deep regret to resign tonight as Mayor of Olive Hill. I hope that everyone will understand that I have always tried to do the very best for Olive Hill and hope that the people will understand that I will always try to continue to help in any way possible to better this City regardless of what position I may serve. What happen(ed) tonight is something I have never done before and deeply regret it and hope to move on.”

Drugs can send good people down the path of making poor decisions.


When it comes to teens and pills use, they typically begin experimenting with someone they know and trust.

The much feared “stranger in the alley” doesn’t really exist when it comes to teens trying drugs for the first time.

Siblings, friends, classmates, teammates, even parents can turn a preteen, teen, or young adult onto drugs.

But once that habit extends beyond recreational use, to a full blown addiction, addicts will buy pretty much anything from anyone.

The new “stranger in the alley” is the opiate pusher online.

There’s a story today about a massive crackdown on pill peddlers on the internet.

According to the New York Post, NYPD officers arrested 21 people.

Some have been sentenced already after undercover officers made multiple buys.

It’s a reminder that authorities are on the look out, and pill pushed will be caught.


Check out this four legged felony!

We know it’s easy for people to score painkillers from doctors on the take, but a bust in Los Angeles county shows even a dog can score opiates.


Authorities say that undercover officers had routinely obtained painkillers from Dr. Rolando Atiga. But the last prescription he wrote was one for the birds.

An undercover officer asked about medication for pain that they were suffering. They even produced x-rays for Atiga to review. After pointing out bones and joints he offered up a prescription.

According to the LA Times, the doctor let the patient choose:

“Do you want to try Vicodin ES?” he asked. “Or do you want to try others? … Roxicodone? Or oxycodone? … Or whatever you want….Maybe some Valium or Xanax.”

Problem was, not only was the undercover officer lying about the pain, she was using xrays from the k9 officer, Recon.

The doctor now faces charges of improperly prescribing medications,

These pills can fetch big bucks on the streets. They are extremely addictive. This is a growing problem in our community.

People score pills, and turn around and sell them for a profit.

When the pills run dry, many times these addicts turn to heroin.

We’re seeing a surge in teen and young adult heroin addictions. There’s no question it starts with pill abuse.

Make sure you rid your home of all unwanted or unneeded medications. And pills should be properly disposed during a drug take back day.

Pills should not be flushed down the toilet. That only pollutes our water supply.

If you do have pills in the home, make sure they are accounted for, and locked up.   Make sure only adults have access to them.