Two men face drug charges after undercover investigation

Anthony Wells (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office)
Anthony Wells (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jose Hernandez Jr. (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jose Hernandez Jr. (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office)

By Heartland News

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Two men face drug trafficking charges after a drug investigation Monday in McCracken County.

Anthony Wells, 21, of Murray, Kentucky and Jose Hernandez Jr. 28, of Dixon Tennessee face charges after police conducted an undercover investigation at Southern Pride Truck Stop at 7050 Benton Road.

McCracken County Sheriff's detectives saw the two men in a 2000 Cadillac Eldorado conducting a hand to hand transaction through the window of the Cadillac.

A deputy stopped the vehicle as it left the area in the 1200 block of Old Rosebower Church Road at about 3:08 p.m.

Detectives searched the car and found digital scales and a small amount of marijuana.  Police also found money believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales after a search of Wells and Hernandez.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, the two men had just sold 10 doses of Lortab and some marijuana on the parking lot of Southern Pride.

Detectives learned that the two men had sold marijuana to other individuals earlier in the day, according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office.

Wells faces a charge of trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces and trafficking in 2nd degree controlled substance-Lortab.

Hernandez faces a charge of complicity to trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces and complicity to trafficking in 2nd degree controlled substance-Lortab.

Both men were taken to the McCracken County Jail.

The sheriff's office says additional arrests are likely.

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