Two Elizabethtown brothers were arrested Thursday on the first day Hardin County Schools were in session for trafficking in a controlled substance less than 1,000 feet from a school.
Brian Burnett, 58, and Billy Burnett Sr., 62, were arrested by Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force officers and charged with two felonies each.
The men live on St. John Road within 1,000 feet of G.C. Burkhead Elementary School. The men were arrested at 1 p.m.
About four ounces of methamphetamine was found inside the home as well as glass pipes, small bags and weight scales, according to arrest citations.
Both men are charged with first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance — methamphetamine, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance — methamphetamine, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brian Burnett is being held in lieu of a $75,000 cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center. Billy Burnett is being held in lieu of a partially secured $75,000 bond. Both are scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. August 18 in Hardin District Court.