Radcliff man charged with drug offenses, running from police

Seth Smith Photo from Hardin County Jail

A Radcliff man was arrested and charged this weekend with numerous drug-related offenses during a police search of a home.

Seth Michael Smith, 22, was charged with possession of a handgun by convicted felon; possession of a defaced firearm; first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine; first offense, trafficking in synthetic drugs; buying/possessing drug paraphernalia; persistent felony possession of a firearm; second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and two counts of failure to appear.

According to an arrest citation, police executing a search warrant entered the house Saturday night in the 500 block of Millcreek Road in Radcliff because of suspected drug activity.

During the search, police reportedly found a loaded .380 ACP handgun with the serial number filed off under an air mattress in the basement of the home. The citation said police also found a bag of half an ounce of synthetic marijuana, a set of digital scales coated in what was thought to be meth residue and a bag of meth weighing about a gram.

During the search, Smith allegedly jumped out of a side window of the home, according to a separate arrest citation.

Smith ran to the back of the house toward Smith Street, the document said. Ignoring police officer’s verbal commands, Smith continued to run and hopped over two fences. An officer caught up to a Smith in a nearby backyard and arrested Smith without force or further incident, the citation said.

Smith said he ran because he knew he had warrants, the citation said.

Smith was lodged in the Har­din County Detention Cen­ter. He is due in court Jan. 2, according to the jail website.

Trey Crumbie can be reached at 270-505-1747 or tcrumbie@thenewsenterprise.com.

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