BaxterUPDATE: BREMEN, Ky. (10/9/19) — Further investigation involving two explosions at a residence off Hollow Lane in Bremen last month has led to more charges this afternoon, Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office reported today.

Thomas Baxter Jr., 50 of Bremen who was picked up by a trooper earlier this month, has been charged with third-degree arson in connection to the Sept. 12 fire.

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Information provided by Deputy Alex Piper, MCSO Spokesman

 

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/9/19) — A Bremen man has been charged in connection to a drug trafficking operation involving two explosions.

Last month, Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Beatty and Bremen Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of two explosions at a home off Hollow Lane, Deputy Alex Piper, MCSO Spokesman, reported today. An outbuilding and vehicle were ablaze on the property.

The front door was open at the home during the Sept. 12 fire, where authorities reported a strong odor. A search warrant was granted and deputies found substances believed to be synthetic marijuana, crack cocaine, scales, plastic bags and large amounts of prescription pills.

MCSO determined the home was that of 50-year-old Thomas Baxter.

After Baxter encountered Kentucky State Police troopers Oct. 1, Baxter was arrested, and MCSO charged him with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine-second offense), trafficking in synthetic drugs, trafficking in legend drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

MCSO indicated they are still investigating the fire/explosions.

MCSO Deputy Chris Flener, Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and KSP DESI/West assisted.

According to the Muhlenberg County Jail website, Baxter was charged Oct. 1 with leaving the scene of an accident, no registration plate, fleeing police and other traffic offenses unrelated to last month’s investigation.

He was listed as being held in the jail today, pending bond.

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