First defendant identified in drug conspiracy case

George Hagan
George Hagan

LONDON, Ky. — A Shelby County man is the first to be identified in an alleged conspiracy to distributing meth, heroin and fentanyl in Breathitt and Perry counties.

George Hagan, 43, of Finchville, has been accused of transporting pound quantities of meth and ounce quantities of heroin and fentanyl to Hazard for about two years.

Hagan is considered one of the principal members of a drug trafficking organization that has been operating in Breathitt, Perry and Shelby counties for a number of years.

While Hagan is the first to be identified, redacted portions of the indictment indicate several others have also been charged.

The drug conspiracy charge typically carries a potential sentence of up to 20 years in prison. However, since Hagan was convicted first-degree drug trafficking in 2013, he faces a potential life sentence if convicted.