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Kentucky State Police Seize $1.5M in Heroin During Lyon Co. Traffic Stop

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police have seized $1.5 million worth of heroin during a traffic stop in Lyon County Monday evening. 

State police stopped a tractor trailer on I-24 for commercial vehicle inspection purposes.

During the inspection officers found a small amount of heroin on one of the two occupants. A further search revealed 15 kilos, or 33 pounds of the drug (the estimated street value is $1.5 million).

Police arrested two men from Utah: 29-year old Roberto Orozco and 50-year-old Alberto Leal-Martinez.

Both are charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin - a class B Felony. They are lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.

Credit Kentucky State Police
Roberto Orozco and Alberto Leal-Martinez

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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