BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Complaints about a lot of people coming in and out of a house in downtown Barbourville led to a large drug raid Monday.
City police said they set up surveillance beforehand and arrested eight people who came out of the house on Daniel Boone Drive.
All eight allegedly had drug charges pending or drugs in their possession at the time.
Through those arrests, officers got a search warrant for the house. They found two handguns, one which was loaded and in plain view. They also found a bag of meth and drug paraphernalia.
Three more people were arrested.
Jerry A. Stewart, 48, of Barbourville was charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, as well as possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Kyle Broughton, 33, of Flat Lick was charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, as well as possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He also had an indictment warrant from Knox County for trafficking meth, drug paraphernalia and several other charges.
Hunter Brown, 21, of Flat Lick was arrested on a Knox County warrant for failure to appear.
All were taken to the Knox County Detention Center.