Crystal meth, guns found inside suspect's vehicle

Published: Feb. 16, 2016 at 10:13 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 5:42 AM EST
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Eric Keeling (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Eric Keeling (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

HARDIN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Crystal methamphetamine, handguns and cash found inside of a vehicle led to several charges for a Hardin County man.

Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force said an investigation led them to search Eric Keeling, 36, on Monday.

While searching Keeling's vehicle authorities recovered ¼ pound of crystal meth, a fully loaded SKS rifle, two loaded handguns and approximately $800 cash.

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Police said the seized crystal meth had a street value of $11,000.

Keeling is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property (firearm) and knowingly/fraudulently use ID card or elect code for benefits.

Investigators said additional arrests are expected in the case.

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