BARDSTOWN, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) – Police arrested four people in Bardstown, Ky. on Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. after a search in the 130 block of Ashbury Drive after police say they found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a 20-year-old in bed with a minor.
Detectives were called to the scene after a report that stolen property was stored at the address but after consent to search was given police said they found a 20-year-old Brandon Yates, of Bardstown, Ky., in bed with a minor that resided at the location.
Police said through an investigation it was discovered that Yates lived at the residence with the minor’s mother, 37-year-old Crystal Hoard, of Bardstown, Ky. Police said Hoard knew Yates had been involved in a sexual relationship with the minor for five months.
Forty-year-old Ray Collier’s 4-year-old child was at the residence and described how the adults used a whiskey bottle that was altered into smoking device, according to the police report.
Twenty-three-year-old Justin A. Anderson, of Cox’s Creek, Ky., was at the residence with digital scales on him and marijuana was also found near him, Police said.
Police said suspected burglary tools were found and seized, but no charges have been filed at this time because this part of the investigation is ongoing.
The minor and 4-year-old were placed with other family members.
Yates was arrested and charged with cultivating marijuana, drug paraphernalia, sexual abuse in the second degree and unlawful transaction with a minor. Hoard was arrested and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor and served an active arrest warrant for unrelated charges. Collier, of Bardstown, Ky., was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia. Anderson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.
All four were lodged in the Nelson County Jail.