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Search leads to arrest in synthetic drugs

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BPD credits community for 'stand against crime'

By Staff

A Bardstown man was arrested Saturday after police discovered synthetic drugs during a search.

According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, police, assisted by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant at 1125 Bloomfield Road after receiving a complaint of drug trafficking at the residence.

During the search, officers located and seized “Spice”, a synthetic drug similar to marijuana. Officers also seized a small amount of marijuana, digital scales, a 9 mm handgun with a round in the chamber, 9 mm ammunition, $920 cash, cell phones and a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Michael T. Greathouse, 22, was arrested and lodged in the Nelson County Jail on charges of trafficking in and possessing synthetic drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, concealing a deadly weapon and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

The press release pointed out that tips coming into the Department regarding drug crimes and other crimes in the community is “yet another example of citizens taking a stand against criminal activity … with citizen input, we do and will follow up on complaints and make a determined effort (to) address criminal activity.”

The investigation is continuing and those with information are asked to contact the Bardstown Police Department at (502) 348-6811 or Nelson County Dispatch at (502) 348-3211.