Four people are facing charges after more than a month-long investigation into a synthetic marijuana trafficking operation.
The Madisonville/Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit began their investigation in January, focusing on large amounts of synthetic marijuana being sold around Hopkins County.
After receiving a number of tips, officers say they were able to conduct controlled buys from their prime suspects, 40-year-old Joseph Kimbrew and 37-year-old Dewayne Thompson.
Both were arrested after the execution of search warrants at their homes.
Kimbrew’s wife, 30-year-old Amber Davis, and Thompson’s girlfriend, 34-year-old Crystal Miller were also arrested.
Authorities say there were small children in each home, and that the alleged drugs and various paraphernalia were within their reach.
Detectives say they seized over a pound of synthetic marijuana, along with a large amount of cash.
The case is ongoing and authorities say more arrests are expected as a result of the investigation.
(This story was originally published on March 5, 2019)