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KY men facing gun, drug charges after pit bull shot

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Corey J. Leonard (Source: McCracken Co. sheriff's office) Corey J. Leonard (Source: McCracken Co. sheriff's office)
Caleb J. Scronce (Source: McCracken Co. sheriff's office) Caleb J. Scronce (Source: McCracken Co. sheriff's office)
KEVIL, KY (KFVS) -

Five pit bulls were removed from a home, and one was shot, before deputies find guns and drugs in a McCracken County home.

Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department took two Kevil men into custody early Thursday Morning after a search warrant was executed at their home.

Corey J. Leonard, 21, and Caleb J. Scronce, 23, were both charged with firearm enhanced second offense trafficking in marijuana 8oz to 5 lbs, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and harboring a vicious animal.

Around 6 a.m. on Thursday, deputies with the McCracken and Marshall County Sheriff's Departments executed a search warrant at in the 11000 block of Woodville Road in Kevil area of McCracken County.

After entering the home, deputies found three pit bull dogs.

One of the dogs lunged at a deputy in attempt to bite him and was shot, according to the sheriff's office.

Detectives found four adults and one child inside the home.

Animal control took five pit bull dogs from the property before deputies could search the residence.

During a search of the home, detectives say they found marijuana, Scales, drug-packaging materials, a loaded pistol grip shotgun, ammunition and more than $10,000 that's believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Both Leonard and Scronce were lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail. The child was released to a family member.

The investigation revealed Leonard and Sconce had been involved in the sale of marijuana for the past approximate two to three months.

Both Leonard and Scronce are convicted felons and have prior drug trafficking convictions making it illegal for them to own a gun.

Deputies say Scronce was on felony parole at the time of his arrest.

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