A Barbourville man told police he was only “trying to support his family” after a successful drug bust on Friday. Now, James Aaron Smith, 28, is behind bars, facing several drug charges.
On August 10, the Barbourville Police Department received and executed a search warrant for a Bradley Martin Lane residence after receiving several complaints of drug trafficking.
“We received a search warrant for that residence based on the information we gathered through the investigation,” explained lead investigative officer Adam Townsley. “We then executed a search warrant on the residence and ended up finding suspected crack cocaine, several grams of methamphetamine, marijuana. [Smith] was also arrested for some misdemeanor stuff. We also found an undisclosed amount of cash at that time.”
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