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KNOA Honors Leaders Fighting Drugs

knoa 300KENTUCKY (11/6/12) – Law enforcement officers, state lawmakers and others actively engaged in the fight against substance abuse in Kentucky were honored Monday, Nov. 5, during at the Kentucky Narcotic Officers’ Association (KNOA) annual conference.
 
“To make drug enforcement effective it takes a major spirit of cooperation,” said Tommy Loving, executive director of the KNOA. “The ever-changing field of drug enforcement requires not only outstanding efforts by our front-line detectives, but our legislative and prosecutorial partners.”
 
“There are many individuals who have contributed greatly in the fight against drugs in 2012,” Loving continued, “but these recipients stand out among their peers.”
 
Narcotic Officer of the Year awards were presented to:
 • Eastern District of Kentucky – Det. Richard Dalrymple, task force officer, Drug Enforcement Administration’s London Resident Office, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, for his efforts in the fight against illegal drugs and dedication to drug enforcement in the state.
 
 • Western District of Kentucky – Sgt. Tod B. Young, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force, for his efforts in the fight against illegal drugs and dedication to drug enforcement in the state.
 
 • Western District of Kentucky – Det. John S. Williams, Kentucky State Police and a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force, for his efforts in the fight against illegal drugs and dedication to drug enforcement in the state.
 
Legislative awards for 2012 were presented to three lawmakers for their tireless efforts to get anti-drug legislation passed during the 2012 General Assembly:
 • Representative of the Year – Greg Stumbo, (D-Prestonsburg) Speaker of the House, 95th House District, in recognition and appreciation for his outstanding leadership on substance abuse issues.
 
 • Representative of the Year – John Tilley, (D-Hopkinsville) Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, 8th House District, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding leadership on substance abuse issues.
 
 • Senator or the Year – Robert Stivers, (R-Manchester) Majority Floor Leader, 25th Senate District, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding leadership on substance abuse issues.
 
Each of these state legislators pushed for passage of Senate Bill 3, which reduced the amount of pseudoephedrine – the only ingredient required for making meth for which there is no substitute – that can be prescribed in a year from 108 grams to 24 grams.
 
In addition, they also offered leadership and support for House Bill 1, which requires doctors to utilize the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) system and sets stricter guidelines for operating pain management clinics.
 
Three awards were presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond to support on-going legislative efforts of the KNOA. Those recipients were:
 • Dr. Praveen Arla, a family physician from Bullitt County, in recognition for outstanding support and commitment to the Kentucky Narcotic Officers’ Association and drug enforcement efforts in the state.
 
 • Christopher T. Cohron, commonwealth’s attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit in Warren County, in recognition for outstanding support and commitment to the Kentucky Narcotic Officers’ Association and drug enforcement efforts in the state.
 
 • Jackie Steele, commonwealth’s attorney for the 27th Judicial Circuit in Knox and Laurel counties, in recognition for outstanding support and commitment to the Kentucky Narcotic Officers’ Association and drug enforcement efforts in the state.
 
Other awards presented at the conference were:
 • Det. Rob Hart, Lexington Division of Police, Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Presidential Distinguished Service Award, in recognition for outstanding achievement in narcotics enforcement in Kentucky.
 
 • Det. Bryon W. Smoot, Lexington Division of Police, Narcotics Enforcement Unit, in recognition of his dedication and leadership as president of the Kentucky Narcotic Officers’ Association.
 
The roughly 400-member Kentucky Narcotics Officers’ Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting in intelligence sharing, providing opportunities for the enhancement of technical and professional skills, providing high quality training, supporting anti-drug education to the youth and general public, and monitors legislation concerning drug enforcement.
 
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