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Hardin County Task Force raids four homes in same block

The Hardin County Crime Task Force, assisted by the Kenton Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, executed four search warrants Wednesday at 421 W. Columbus St., 421 1/2 W. Columbus St., 423 W. Columbus St. and 429 W. Columbus St. in Kenton.

Two Kenton men, a male from Marion and a man from Michigan were arrested for trafficking in drugs. A female was issued a summons for visiting a disorderly house.

Officers seized 1,043 pills, Suboxone strips, marijuana, cash, a vehicle, guns, some unknown white powder and drug paraphernalia in the raid.

All four homes are owned by Donald Murphy of the 421 1/2 address, according to Kenton Police, and Wednesday’s raid was not the first time.

Officials are talking with the municipal prosecutor about initiating the process of Murphy’s forfeiture of 421 1/2 W. Columbus St. Murphy was warned future drug charges at the other three homes could result in similar legal action.

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