Five people were arrested in Hopkins County on Wednesday including a father and his son after authorities say a search of their Dawson Springs home resulted in the seizure of a large amount of guns and drugs.
The Madisonville Police Department says the investigation began back in November 2020 after the Madisonville-Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit began receiving Crime Stopper tips in reference to 52-year-old Charles "Jeff" Parker and his son, 28-year-old Jeffery Parker.
MPD says those tips claimed the Parkers were trafficking methamphetamine in Hopkins County.
Through the investigation, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the Parkers' home on Nortonville Road.
MPD says that during a search of the home, detectives seized over a quarter-pound of meth, multiple firearms, and drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.
Three other people who lived in the home were also arrested on Wednesday as a result of the search performed by detectives.
MPD says detectives found a firearm in the room of William Lively, 64, and Lorena Halbur, 35, who are both convicted felons. They also say they seized meth and pills from 22-year-old Shelby Cunningham.
Lorena Halbur, 35
William Lively, 64
Shelby Cunningham, 22
All five remain lodged in the Hopkins County Jail except for Cunningham, who has since been released.