Barren County Deputy Injured in Drug Bust

PARK CITY, Ky. -- On Monday at approximately 6:41, the Barren County Sheriff’s Department along with the Barren-Edmonson-Allen Drug Task Force responded to a home on Louisville Road in Park City in reference to a drug complaint.

Deputies say they made contact with Brad Barnhart, 52, and Crystal Vaughn, 34.

After speaking with the subjects, the DTF says it obtained a search warrant for the residence.

The DTF asked Barnhart if there was anything in the residence that could harm officers. They say he stated that there was not.

The DTF and the Barren County Sheriff Deputies say they searched the residence and discovered a methamphetamine lab, an HCL generator, chemicals and equipment used to manufacture meth, used and exposed hypodermic syringes, spoons and other paraphernalia items along with suspected methamphetamine.

Deputy David Houchens was slightly injured at the residence and went to T.J. Sampson and was treated and released.

The DTF charged Barnhart with manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offence, Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st, Wanton endangerment 1st – Police Officer – 3 counts and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vaughn was arrested and charged for outstanding warrants.

Both subjects were transported to T.J. Sampson and then taken to the Barren County Jail.

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