Authorities in Carlisle County arrested five individuals for drug offenses on March 27. All of the alleged offenders were arrested at apartments in Bardville in the early morning hours after local sheriffs executed several search warrants at homes in one complex. Sheriffs said that they had received multiple complaints about drug sales and trafficking in the complex.
The Carlisle County Sheriff Department said that they surveilled the apartments for four months, from December 2017 through March 2018, in order to determine if there was a sufficient reason to search the property. After obtaining search warrants, the police and two drug-sniffing dogs carried out the raid. Authorities say that they found amounts of methamphetamine, some prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The five people, which included two women from Bardwell, a man from Arlington, a man from Kevil and a man from Tennessee, were arrested at the scene and taken to the Ballard County Detention Center. They are facing drug charges that include possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say that they are continuing their investigation and further arrests are possible in the case. A number of police agencies participated in the raids.
People who are facing charges for drug offenses in Kentucky could be dealing with long-term consequences such as costly fines, prison time and felony criminal records. These kinds of severe penalties can interfere with a person's future and ability to secure employment, housing and other opportunities. However, a criminal defense lawyer can help an alleged offender present a strong defense before trial and in the courtroom. Possible defenses may include challenging police behavior, questionable evidence or potential rights violations.