Police arraigned three people in Kentucky’s McCracken County on April 23 and accused of them drug charges. Police say that the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division led an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a 49-year-old woman, a 32-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman. Police claim that the investigation was launched after they received a complaint that the 49-year-old woman had arranged to sell drugs in the parking lot of one business in Paducah.
When they arrived, they found that woman in a vehicle along with the other two individuals. Police searched the vehicle where they allegedly found 21.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine as well as quantities of marijuana, amphetamine pills, clonazepam pills and drug paraphernalia. The three individuals were taken into custody and booked at the McCracken County Regional Jail.
All three were accused of drug offenses. The 49-year-old woman was charged with complicity in trafficking in methamphetamine while the 32-year-old man was accused of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 35-year-old woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a second-degree controlled substance, possession of a third-degree controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At the time of the arrests, the 32-year-old man was on felony parole for a previous arrest for methamphetamine possession. The 35-year-old woman was on bond for a current charge of trafficking in methamphetamine in McCracken County.
People who are accused of drug offenses in Kentucky can face life-altering consequences, including costly fines, jail or prison time and a felony criminal record. For those facing drug charges, a criminal defense lawyer may help mount a defense before trial and in the courtroom. An attorney might challenge police searches and practices, especially when a defendant’s civil rights have been violated. They may work to avoid a conviction and achieve the best possible outcome.