Willard Powers

Willard Powers

A Corbin man has found himself in more trouble following an arrest for illegal possession of a handgun by a convicted felon on Saturday.

Willard Powers, 55, was arrested late Saturday night by the Kentucky State Police as they searched for a subject connected to multiple thefts in the Corbin/Woodbine area. Powers is the ex-husband of the suspect, prompting the police visit. When police entered the home, they noticed a .22 pistol in plain view and a hypodermic needle. Inside the home was a safe that Powers would not allow police to open. He was placed under arrest and Mirandized, admitting the safe contained meth and another firearm.

The next day police obtained a warrant and searched the safe. Inside they found three handguns, one of which had the serial number removed. The safe also contained individual baggies of a white substance believed to be methamphetamine, digital scales, and $2,900 in cash.

Powers is charged with four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree in an amount over two grams, defacing a firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is held on a $5,000 bond.

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