LOUISA, Ky. (WYMT) - Three men were arrested in Lawrence County for drug trafficking that involved trading food stamp cards for drugs, according to police.
Louisa Police Department officers came to a home with a search warrant Wednesday to investigate drug trafficking in the Highbottom area of Louisa, according to a news release.
Clarence “Curtis” Earle, 51, lived in the home and was taking food stamp cards for drugs, said police.
"They're used to be food for your family, and that's pretty much what it is, but people don't," said Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt.
During the search, officers said they found several Suboxone packages, pills, marijuana, needles, cash and guns.
Three people were arrested during the raid, including Earle, James Mullett, 33, and Christopher Mullett, 37.
Earle was charged with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and knowingly unlawful use of a benefits card.
James Mullett was charged with conspiracy to trafficking a controlled Substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and knowingly unlawful use of a benefits card.
Christopher P. Mullett was charged with conspiracy to trafficking a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The three men were taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
“The case will be presented to the Lawrence County Grand Jury were we will be seeking additional charges on other subjects involved,” said Fugitt.
The Louisa Police Department was assisted by Deputies Mack Wilhite and Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriffs Office.