Local News


Date: August 21st 2019


Location: 530 North Poplar Street Campbellsville


Agencies Involved: Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force, Campbellsville Police Department, KSP DESI WEST, and Columbia Police Department.


On Wednesday, August 212019 detectives with the Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force served indictments issued by a Taylor County Grand Jury on 70 year old Henry Godfrey Barnett and 61 year old Carolyn Barnett, both of Campbellsville, KY at 530 North Poplar Street in Campbellsville. These indictments follow a 6 month investigation into complaints of drug trafficking. During the course of serving the indictments, a search warrant was obtained. Additional drugs and 2 handguns were seized. Henry Godfrey Barnett was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on Grand Jury indictments for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (> 4 grams of cocaine) and Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon. Carolyn Barnett was also lodged on Grand Jury indictments for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (< 4 grams cocaine). The investigation continues and additional charges are expected. 


The Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force includes detectives from Kentucky State Police DESI WEST, Campbellsville Police Department, and Columbia Police Department. All agencies were involved in this investigation. 


Investigating Officers: Corporal Ryan Jewell and Detective Travis Begley


Approving Supervisor: Lieutenant Scotty Perian