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Kentucky woman charged with felonies related to drug possession

A woman in McCracken County is in serious legal jeopardy after she was arrested at her home on felony charges on March 2, 2018. According to law enforcement, the woman was taken into custody after deputies discovered guns, ammunition and illegal narcotics in her home.

According to a spokesperson with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to the residence at 2:30 p.m. on March 2, 2018, in an attempt to make contact with the woman at the behest of Kentucky Social Services. Upon their arrival, sheriff's deputies noticed several items of drug paraphernalia in plain view within the living room. When questioned, the woman admitted to smoking marijuana.

Deputies searched the home after receiving the woman's consent. During the search, the deputies discovered several firearms, ammunition and drug paraphernalia consistent with the use of both marijuana and methamphetamine. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, the deputies found that the drugs, guns and deplorable living conditions 'created a substantial risk of physical injury to the children, ages 2 and 4, living in the home." Based on these discoveries, the woman was arrested and charged with two counts of wanton endangerment of a child in the second degree, possession of methamphetamine (first offense), possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Drug offenses carry felony charges in Kentucky, and anyone who is arrested for drugs may be incarcerated or have to pay fines and perform community service. An attorney with experience in criminal defense law may be able to help an accused individual navigate the criminal justice system. An experienced lawyer may be able to provide an understanding of what to expect from plea offers and whether they are reasonable. If a plea isn't possible, an attorney may be able to defend his or her client at trial in front of a jury of his or her peers.

Source: KFVS12, "McCracken Co, KY woman facing multiple gun, drug charges," Amber Ruch, 3/4/2018

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