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Seven arrested in Clarksville drug bust

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say there were drugs, guns and children all under the same roof inside a Clarksville, Indiana home.

Acting on a tip, undercover detectives raided the home on West Harrison on Thursday night.  Police say four children live there, but only two were home at the time.

Police also tell WDRB News they've received dozens of tips and after a three-month investigation took action. 

"Main factor was the kids; there are four kids living in that house," says an undercover detective.

Police say with small children living in the home the weapons and drugs can be deadly.  "When you mix guns, drugs and kids together, that could be dangerous."

Police arrested Elizabeth Cantwell, Brendon Brewer, Martin Nash, Stephanie Arnold, Brittany Hardin, Jeffry Dean Jr., and a juvenile, and say it was pretty easy to spot what was going as soon as they hit the front door.

"There was drug use going on when we went in, we found heroin on one individual, we found heroin on a kitchen bar, just laying out in the open."

This undercover sergeant is with the Clarksville Police Department's narcotics unit.  WDRB News was asked not to identify him because it could endanger him and the integrity of his investigations.  However, we can share what else he found inside the home:  "Also found during the search warrant was heroin, marijuana, needles and five different riffles and shotguns.  We been watching this house for a while."

And here's what the undercover detective says they discovered while watching the home:  "There's people coming in and out of that home all of the time, they're either going there to use or they're going there to buy."

"I'm getting sick and tired of the drugs and all the stuff that's going on around here," says Eleanor Stotts, neighbor.

Stotts says she has already seen a difference on West Harrison since the arrests.  "It gives me a whole lot of peace of mind."

Police tell us there could be more arrests in the near future.

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