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A Radcliff man released on parole in April for drug trafficking now faces new charges after police found multiple prescription pills and four pounds of marijuana in his Hill Street residence.
Alton R. Barnes Jr., 31, was arrested Monday on charges of trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces to 5 pounds — second offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance — opiates and second offense, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving a stolen firearm, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a citation, a detective with Radcliff Police Department executed a search warrant at Barnes’ residence and discovered 4 pounds of marijuana as well as Roxicodone, Xanax and Hydrocodone pills.
Synthetic cannabinoids were found in a large baggie hidden underneath a mattress, police said.
In addition to the drugs, a .40-caliber handgun also was located, which police said was stolen and loaded.
When police entered the apartment, Barnes allegedly was found attempting to flush a large brick of marijuana down the toilet, according to the citation.
According to court records, Barnes was released July 17 from the Hardin County Detention Center after serving time for similar charges.
He pleaded guilty Nov. 27 to amended charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance — second offense, trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces to 5 pounds — first offense, third-degree assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to records.
Barnes was released on parole after serving nine months, according to the jail. On Monday, he also was charged with violating parole.
Barnes is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 cash. He is scheduled to appear Oct. 25 for a preliminary hearing in Hardin District Court.
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