5 people arrested after investigation leads to 18 pounds of crystal meth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Five people have been arrested after several pounds of drugs, as well as guns and cash, were recovered following an investigation spanning several months.

According to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, detectives executed multiple search warrants across two counties on April 26. Officials say the warrants were served after an investigation into crystal meth trafficking.

Police say over the course of the investigation, more than 18 pounds of crystal meth was bought and sold in Hardin, Bullitt, LaRue and Hart Counties.

Officers recovered about five pounds of meth through the investigation, which began in December.

Ronald Eckart, director of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, said investigators recovered a portion of the 18 pounds by searching two homes last week in Bullitt County and two more homes in Hart County.

Authorities say more than $100,000 worth of stolen items and tools were recovered. More than five pounds of crystal meth, three pounds of marijuana, firearms, pills and more than $15,000 in cash were seized by officials.

Police have arrested Kenneth Moore, Robert Clan, Thomas McCubbins, Dometric Jones and Cynthia Hawkins. More charges and arrests are expected.

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