A local man has been arrested and two search warrants were executed at a residence on Pearl Smith Road.

    According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Cat-ron, on Saturday, February 
15, Deputy James Barnett, Deputy Brent Rose, Deputy Travis Bell and 
Deputy Derek Dennis executed the search warrants at a single 
residence after arresting Carl L. Hickman.
    According to the report, Deputy James Barnett served a family court 
forthwith order of arrest on Carl L. Hickman.
    While making the arrest, deputies observed a firearm inside the 
residence, which was a violation of an Emergency Protective Order 
that had previously been served on Hickman.
    This observation along with other information led deputies to 
believe there were more firearms inside the residence. They obtained 
a search warrant and executed it on the residence for additional 
    During the search for firearms, deputies located items that caused 
them to obtain another search warrant so they could look for 
narcotics in the residence.
    Deputies located and seized narcotics, an additional firearm, 
digital scales, plastic baggies consistent with drug trafficking, 
drug paraphernalia items, a cell phone and $160 in cash.
    Hickman was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance first 
degree (greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine), 
possession of a controlled substance first degree (drug unspecified), 
possession of a controlled substance third degree, violation of a 
Kentucky EPO/DVO and for possession of drug paraphernalia.    Hickman was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

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