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Accused Heroin Dealer Barricades Self in Latonia Residence

A man is behind bars, accused of trafficking heroin, after barricading himself inside a Latonia home.

James P. Howard, 25, on Wednesday evening at a house on Ashland Drive by the Kenton County Sheriff's Office, the Covington Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. 

According to a news release from Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn's office, Howard barricaded himself inside the residence and refused all communication attempts and to exit.

The release also said that Howard was extricated from the residence without incident.

Howard is now in the Kenton County Detention Center where is being held on a $20,000 cash bond, charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), and being a persistent felony offender. 

Howard, according to records, was sentenced to five years in a state prison in 2009 for trafficking cocaine.

No court date related to the current charges has announced publicly.

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Photo: James P. Howard (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)