Half Dozen Arrested in Drug in Drug Investigation

Six people were arrested Wednesday and Thursday in several McCracken County drug investigations. Deputies say a deputy stopped a vehicle shortly after 12 a.m. Wednesday for traffic violations on Atkins Avenue. Deputies said they found more than two grams of methamphetamine in multiple plastic bags as well as a large amount of cash during a search. They arrested the driver, 24-year-old Brandon Lopez-Contreras on charges of trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a deputy saw two vehicles sitting in the back parking lot of a business on Irvin Cobb Drive. Deputies determined a passenger in one of the vehicles, 46 year old Larry Henderson of Paducah, was wanted for a parole violation. After arresting Henderson, Deputies said they found a bag of methamphetamine in his possession. Henderson was charged with the parole violation warrant, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. At around 5 p.m. Thursday, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Faith Sullivan of Brookport, IL for traffic violations. During the stop a deputy found more than two grams of methamphetamine in Sullivan’s possession. Sullivan was charged with trafficking methamphetamine over 2 Grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses. short time later detectives stopped a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Brittany Letner of Hickman for traffic violations. Deputies said they discovered Letner had a suspended license and had three Hydrocodone pills without a prescription. Letner’s passenger, 24-year-old Justin Smith of Paducah, was found with several used syringes and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine. Letner was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Smith was charged with tampering with physical evidence, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies arrested 44-year-old Thomas Taber of Paducah following a traffic stop on Thursday. Taber was a passenger in a vehicle on Clarks River Road that was stopped for multiple traffic infractions. During the traffic stop, a K-9 reportedly smelled illegal drugs in the vehicle. Deputies said they found digital scales, about a half-ounce of methamphetamine, and syringes containing methamphetamine. Taber was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine over 2 Grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

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