Kentucky State Police have arrested a Drakesboro man on methamphetamine charges.
On Friday at approximately 12:42 a.m., troopers from the KSP Post 2 Madisonville say they conducted a knock and talk at a residence located at 6491 Hwy 70 East, Drakesboro.
The resident, Troy D. Gardner,37, gave consent for the troopers to enter his residence, but not to search it.
Once inside, the troopers say they observed suspicious items in plain view which led to them obtaining a search warrant for the residence.
Upon executing the search warrant, troopers say they located several components that are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, suspected methamphetamine, marijuana plants, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Also, troopers seized several firearms from the residence.
Troopers arrested Gardner and charged him with the following offenses:
Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense – Meth
Cultivating Marijuana 5 Plants or More 1st Offense
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st Offense
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Possession/Use of Radio that Sends/Receives Police Messages
Gardner is in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.