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As part of an exclusive, multi-part interview with WDRB on Thursday, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad sat down with David Scott and Lindsay Allen to talk about narcotics trafficking in Louisville, and the effect that has on crime. As part of an exclusive, multi-part interview with WDRB on Thursday, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad sat down with David Scott and Lindsay Allen to talk about narcotics trafficking in Louisville, and the effect that has on crime.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As part of an exclusive, multi-part interview with WDRB on Thursday, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad sat down with David Scott and Lindsay Allen to talk about narcotics trafficking in Louisville, and the effect that has on crime.

"We are working actively. We're working with other agencies, working ... with ATF, U.S. Marshals office, all of us are in lock step, because so much focus is on the violent crime [and] typically focused on narcotics trafficking."

Chief Conrad reiterated throughout the interview that the drug problem is one of LMPD's highest priorities, but he said there is a problem with how the department is able to enforce it.

"There has been a bit of a debate on the number of people assigned to narcotics ... We need some additional staffing to do an additional event, looking at our organization structure on ways to address it."

Watch Chief Conrad's full segment on narcotics in the video player above.

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