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Kentucky high court rules that attorney general has power to investigate crimes statewide
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:07 PM EST
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that the attorney general's office has the power to participate in investigations across the state.
Justice Bill Cunningham, writing for the court, said Kentucky law specifically vests the attorney general with the authority to enforce and investigate drug crimes throughout the state.
The case stems from two drug trafficking cases in eastern Kentucky. A public defender contended that the law didn't give the office the authority to step in to cases around Kentucky.