The Kentucky councilman who criticized the Catlettsburg Police Department for the Blue Lives Matter “Punisher” logos on their patrol cars is now one of three people facing charges in a drug-trafficking investigation.
37-year-old Richard Brown was arrested over the weekend along with Tammy and Stephen Salyers, both 53, on charges of Drug Trafficking.
A member of a six-person city council, Brown made the news last month when he objected to the large Punisher skull-themed “Blue Lives Matter”l decals, which were designed with the intent of supporting law enforcement.
City Police Chief Cameron Logan had the decals removed following the backlash, but was sad to see them go.
“That design is basically to give back to the police officers,” Logan, who has been with the department for 13 years, said before reversing course on the emblems. “Our lives matter just as much as anybody’s. … I’m not racist or anything like that, I’m not trying to stir anything up like that. I consider it to be a ‘warrior logo.’ Just cause it has ‘Blue Lives Matter’ on the hood, all lives matter. That decal represents that we will take any means necessary to keep our community safe.”
Brown, who grew up in Catlettsburg and whose family owns the town grocery store was charged with trafficking a controlled substance (which police say was meth), as well as trafficking within 1,000 feet of a school zone, possession and paraphernalia charges.
Kentucky.com reports that Brown is currently scheduled to be arraigned on the 27th of March.
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