Franklin man charged with cocaine trafficking following joint investigation

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Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 6:04 AM CDT
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SIMPSON COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - A Franklin man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges after a joint investigation that included the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.

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Kevin Gardner
Kevin Gardner(Simpson County Detention Center)

Kevin Gardner, 34, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of marijuana Tuesday after a join investigation between the United States Postal Inspectors, South Central Drug Task Force, Simpson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations conducted a two week investigation concerning cocaine being trafficked into Simpson County.

During the investigation, law enforcement determined that Gardner possessed 7 pounds of cocaine.

Gardner was lodged in the Simpson County Jail where he still remains on a $10,000 cash bond. He is set to appear in court day, June 30, at 9 a.m.

Police reported that the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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