Father, son arrested


2 men facing trafficking charges

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Johnny Bush


Jonathan Bush


Photos submitted The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in Closplint on Monday resulting in the arrest of two men and the confiscation of suspected marijuana, pills, firearms and cash.


A father and son are facing trafficking charges after police served a search warrant at a Closplint residence.

Johnny Bush, 60, and Jonathan Bush, 28, both of Closplint, were arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives on Monday.

According to a press release, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a residence off KY 38. The search warrant was a result of an active undercover investigation by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office. Upon execution of the search warrant, deputies located and seized marijuana, prescription medications and various drug paraphernalia. Several firearms and cash were also seized.

Harlan County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives were assisted by Harlan County Sheriff Leslie “Smitty” Smith, Chief Deputy Matt Cope, Deputy Will Pope, Kentucky State Police Trooper First Class Dallas Eubanks and Canine Rex, and sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police detectives assigned to Appalachia Narcotics Investigations.

According to the citations, police found approximately 0.5 ounces of marijuana and 21 suspected Tylenol 3 pills. Police also seized $2,545 in cash.

Johnny Bush was charged with trafficking in marijuana, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jonathan Bush was charged with trafficking in marijuana, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.

The case remains under the investigation of the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives. Additional arrests are pending.

The release additionally states Justin Farmer, 26, of Teetersville, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Cope on Tuesday. Farmer was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree assault.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde

Johnny Bush
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Jonathan Bush
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Photos submitted The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in Closplint on Monday resulting in the arrest of two men and the confiscation of suspected marijuana, pills, firearms and cash.
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2 men facing trafficking charges

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