A Clay County constable has been arrested on federal gun and drug charges, according to Manchester police Chief Chris Fultz.
Jack "The Tireman" Roberts, 50, and his wife Jennifer, 41, were arrested Wednesday after authorities searched Roberts' tire shop and the couple's home, Fultz said. They were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center on Wednesday night.
The investigation included undercover drug buys from the couple, Fultz said.
Constables in Kentucky are elected and have arrest powers.
Fultz said the agencies involved in the investigation were the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Manchester police and the Clay County Sheriff's Office; and Operation UNITE.