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Drug Bust Made at Suspect's Parents' Garage; Mother Talks


GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A mother came home Wednesday afternoon to not only find police cars at her house, but also learn her son is accused of selling drugs.

Like many in Kentucky, the Frazier family loves their U.K. basketball, so much so they converted their garage into a Wildcats shrine.

The F.A.D.E. Drug Task Force says their son, 29-year-old Richard Michael Frazier, sold drugs at the garage to one of their undercover agents.

Wednesday investigators executed a search warrant at the garage on Rockgate Road in Flatwoods.

"We found synthetic narcotics, paraphernalia, things like that," Hankins said.

Flatwoods Police Chief Kraig Hankins says Frazier wasn't home at the time, now there is a warrant for his arrest. He is being charged with trafficking in a controlled substance-Heroin.

"It's a good bust today,” Hankins said. “It's to let drug dealers in the area know we're not going to put up with this."

Frazier was just released from jail last month.

"He's a good kid,” his mother Diana said. “He just -- maybe he goes around with some wrong people."

Diana says she's worked hard to try to help her son.

"He tests clean,” she said. “I've tested him. I'm like a stalker mom."

Diana also says she’s devastated to see her son stuck in a seemingly never-ending cycle.

“It's very difficult,” she said. "I don't know what words to use. It's very difficult to see it go this way."

She says her son has already completed one rehab program and left another.

Diana says she and her husband talked with him on the phone Wednesday evening, and he said he would turn himself in.


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