A drug trafficking investigation in Madisonville, Kentucky, ended with six people being arrested on Tuesday, according to the Madisonville Police Department.
MPD says that detectives were conducting surveillance at a home on Calumet Lane in Madisonville Tuesday after receiving a tip about possible drug trafficking there.
As detectives were watching the home, MPD says they saw a gray SUV pull into a driveway. According to MPD, detectives saw a man get out of the SUV and take a bag from inside the spare tire underneath the vehicle.
When the vehicle was stopped by authorities, they say a K9 alerted to the presence of drugs. During a search of the SUV, police say they found drugs and a large amount of cash.
After getting a search warrant for the home, authorities say they found more drugs including meth, marijuana, and pills, along with more cash.
In total, six people were arrested and booked into the Hopkins County Jail on a slew of drug charges.
Police identified the people who were arrested as 51-year-old Stephen Householder of Clay, 60-year-old Kenneth Hoge of Madisonville, 39-year-old Adam Strader of Madisonville, 41-year-old Kristen Smith of Madisonville, 54-year-old Maria Faith of Madisonville, and 56-year-old Robert Gatlin of Madisonville.
Left to Right: Kenneth Hoge, Adam Strader, Robert Gatlin, Maria Faith, Kristen Smith, Stephen Householder - (Hopkins County Jail)