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Two people accused of trafficking prescription medication

Jason Andrews (Source: McCracken County Jail) Jason Andrews (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Sarah Johnson (Source: McCracken County Jail) Sarah Johnson (Source: McCracken County Jail)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Deputies in McCracken County arrested two people on drug trafficking charges.

According to the sheriff's department, detectives saw 24-year-old Jason Andrews of Paducah selling Oxycontin pills on the parking lot of a school on Alben Barkley Drive. The detectives saw Andrews sell pills to two different people before driving away, according to a news release from the department.

When the investigators pulled Andrews over, they found over 40 Methadone Pills as well as Suboxone. The detectives said they also took several thousand dollars from Andrews, believed to be from illegal drug sales. According to the sheriff's department, investigators also found a list of names that Andrews allegedly sold pills to along with the amount of pills and money involved.

Andrews was arrested and charged with 3 counts of 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance and 3rd degree possession of a controlled substance.

In another investigation, detectives said they saw 65-year-old Sarah Johnson of Paducah selling pills to someone on the parking lot of a Paducah gas station. According to the sheriff's department, Johnson sold over 10 Oxycontin pills. During their investigation, detectives said they learned Johnson was selling her prescription medication.

Johnson was arrested and charged with 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, more charges are expected against both Andrews and Johnson.

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