Drug bust in Wilder

Jerimie Keplinger ( Source Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force)
Jerimie Keplinger ( Source Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force)

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

WILDER, KY(FOX19) -- Police have arrested a man after drugs and paraphernalia were found in a home Sunday morning.

At 2:00pm officers from the Dayton Kentucky and Wilder Police departments were conducting an investigation at a home on Hillside Drive.During the initial investigation drugs and paraphernalia were found.

The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force obtained a search warrant for the home and found material used in the making of methamphetamine.

Other items seized from the home included methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, paraphernalia, an AR -15 assault rifle, and a  semi- automatic handgun.At the time of the search a 6-year-old girl was in the home.

33-year-old Jerimie Keplinger was taken into custody on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, and Controlled Substance Endangerment to a Child.

If convicted Keplinger could face life imprisonment for manufacturing methamphetamin while in possession of a firearm.

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