Holeman DUPDATE: NORTONVILLE, Ky. (10/9/18) — Authorities revealed a white powdery substance found in a small bag at a Nortonville residence tested positive for fentanyl.

The vice unit reported finding the illegal substance during Monday's drug raid in Nortonville.

Daniel Holeman, 32, faces an additional charge of trafficking in a controlled substance.

Sgt. Justin Jones reported "fentanyl is a deadly, illegal substance, which claims the lives of numerous citizens across the country daily."

Fentanyl, described as a powerful synthetic opioid designed for use as a pain reliever prior to surgical procedures or to treat severe pain associated with cancer, became a street drug in China in the 1980s.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports non-pharmaceutical fentanyl made in drug labs is sold in the powder form, which can cause coma or death.

Additionally, Madisonville Police Chief Chris Taylor said it is area officers' first incident encountering fentanyl. 

"We're very fortunate our area hasn't had to deal with this issue, compared to agencies in northern Kentucky," the chief said.

Taylor indicated officers have been trained by other agencies on how to handle the dangerous substance should they come across it.

Area officers underwent training earlier this year on how to administer Narcan, a treatment used to counter an opioid reaction.

Hopkins County Sheriff Matt Sanderson also stated as far as his knowledge, it is area law enforcement's first encounter with the substance.

"People need to be aware," the sheriff said. "I'm concerned about addicts. Sometimes things get mixed in with other opiates and they could overdose very easily. We knew it was eventually going to show up. It's dangerous for officers to inhale the powder if the bag rips open."

Sanderson hopes the fentanyl discovery is an isolated incident. However, deputies continue to be proactive about it.

"Our deputies have Narcan in case someone or our officers come in contact with it," he said.

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NORTONVILLE, Ky. (10/9/18) — A drug probe netted two arrests Monday afternoon in Nortonville.

A Madisonville-Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit preliminary news release revealed numerous complaints about illegal drug trafficking at 102 W. Pine St. prompted an investigation.

Madisonville Police Department Sgt. Justin Jones indicated a search warrant was served at the home of 32-year-old Daniel Holeman that netted more than two grams of meth, synthetic drugs, marijuana and drug paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking.

Another man at the home identified as Patrick Bean, 19 of Russellville, was served outstanding warrants on charges of second-degree burglary, criminal mischief and failure to appear in court.

Holeman was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance-meth (second offense) trafficking in synthetic drugs and marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men were taken to Hopkins County Jail. Holeman was listed as being held in jail this morning, pending bond.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted.

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