From moonshine to murder, Harlan County, Kentucky has tackled all types of crime. A capital of corruption during the mining boom, the county was hit hard by the economic slump, inviting a new kind of crime to take over – prescription drug dealing. On Kentucky Justice, Sheriff Marvin J. Lipfird steps up to reclaim Harlan County from its recent crime wave, targeting everyone from corner drug dealers to city officials in his quest to save his town.
From his Chief of Police father to his deputy brother, law enforcement is a family business for Sheriff Lipfird. A 20-year police force veteran, Lipfird has been sheriff of Harlan County for nearly eight years, spending his tenure building a team of skilled deputiesto help him reel in the county’s drug problem. In such a small town, almost every member of his force has arrested someone they know – even their own family. But despite the difficulties of the job, Lipfird is immensely devoted to his small Appalachian town, devoting his life to cleaning up the community.
With illegal drugs taking the place of mining jobs, Harlan County needs help. Can Sheriff Lipfird and his team of locals get the county back on its feed?
Watch the premiere of Kentucky Justice on Sunday at 10P.