Safer community after big arrest

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Reporter - Julie Collins
Photographer - Jason Thomason
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GRAVES COUNTY, KY -  The DEA, Kentucky State Police, Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and Graves County Sheriff's Department spent one year investigating Daniel Copeland.

"He has been the source of a lot of problems with the sheriff's department," says Chief detective Brad Smith.

Copeland was arrested for trafficking a controlled substance. A charge he has seen before but this time it's a federal charge and he'll likely spend many years in prison.

"The streets of mayfield and surrounding areas are much safer," says Smith. "It's a dent in the drug war, we'll never beat it but we're making a dent on it today."

Copeland will be charged in federal court tomorrow and will be lodged in McCracken County.

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