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Bust on Purcell Ave. leads to arrests

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Three people were arrested Tuesday after a drug bust on Purcell Avenue.

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According to the Bardstown Police Department, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and BPD executed a narcotics search warrant at 168 Purcell Ave Tuesday, where officers recovered marijuana, “spice,” pills, several grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia, cash and several guns.

Nathan Scott Shepherd, 22, and Abby Nicole Barnett, 19, were arrested on drug charges. Barnett is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drugparaphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of a synthetic drug. Shepherd is charged with cultivating in marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Ricky Wayne Harper Jr., 23, was also arrested as a parole absconder, and on additional outstanding warrants.

Police said additional arrests in this case are expected.