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Federal, state authorities search Beatty Ave. home again Tuesday

For the second time in a week, federal agents searched the home of a Corbin man arrested on methamphetamine, gun and explosives charges ... but police have been quite about exactly what they are looking for.

Officers with Kentucky State Police. Two Rivers Drug Task Force, ATF, US Forest Service and others spent hours Tuesday night at 301 Beatty Ave. in Corbin. Neighbors said authorities took saws and other equipment into the home and were tearing up flooring looking for something. Officers at the scene would not reveal what they were searching for, but said a search warrant had been issued for the home.

The home belongs to 48-year-old Dan Peace who was arrested last Tuesday on charges that he was a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of equipment to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and illegal possession of explosives. He is currently being held in the Laurel County Jail.

Police became interested in Peace following a traffic stop by Kentucky State Police around midnight on Aug. 15. Peace was arrested for DUI, disregarding a stop sign and for possession of methamphetamine precursors. Another person in the vehicle, 34-year-old Melinda Monhollen, of Gray, was also arrested.

Following the arrests, authorities searched Peace's home on Leona Wyatt Road, just outside of Corbin in Whitley County, and the home on Beatty Ave. They seized items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine, along with some detonating cord.

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