Joint investigation leads to drug trafficking charge

A man who is alleged to sell fentanyl was arrested in Hopkinsville Wednesday in a joint investigation between the Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to a news release, detectives from each agency conducted an investigation into a drug trafficking operation that was based out of Hopkinsville. Evidence gathered during the investigation resulted in a federal search warrant being issued, which was then executed at the residence of Anthony Catlett in Hopkinsville.

The search reportedly revealed an ounce of a tan substance that testing revealed to contain fentanyl—other narcotics and money was also found. On Wednesday, Catlett was arrested and charged with multiple drug trafficking offenses.

Officials with HPD say they remains committed to working with other agencies and the community on cracking down on tracking down and arresting drug dealers.