Four people have been arrested on drug charges after one was recognized by a PCSO deputy during a traffic stop as having an outstanding warrant, and the investigation of him led to finding the other three inside a residence.

Terry W. Pierce, 56, of Frances Drive, Somerset, was arrested Friday evening. He was charged with first-degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (greater than or equal to 2 grams of Methamphetamine), and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

According to PCSO, Deputy Brandon Smith was on patrol on West Ky. 235 around 6 p.m. Friday, when he observed a vehicle containing Pierce. Pierce was being sought on a Parole Violation Warrant, as confirmed by a Pulaski County 911 dispatcher.

When Deputy Smith stopped the vehicle, Pierce was allegedly observed throwing an object out of the window of the vehicle.

A search of the area by K-9 Leo led to the discover of a small bag containing a substance believed to be meth.

Pierce was transported to the Sheriff's Office for further questioning, where deputies allegedly discovered several needles, several small baggies of marijuana and a bag containing 11 grams of a white crystalline substance consistent with meth.

Information gained from the traffic stop led to the issuance of a search warrant for a residence on Hacker Road.

During the execution of that search warrant, deputies found Jeffrey W. Holder, 43, of Ferguson; Kathern R. Bolin, 45, of Somerset; and Carah W. Bell, 27, of Somerset.

All three were charged with first-degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (greater than or equal to 2 grams of Methamphetamine) and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The search of the residence turned up 195 grams of suspected meth, two handguns, a shotgun, $600 cash, baggies and several cell phones.

All four were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. PCSO continues to investigate.