MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Deputies arrested three Tennessee residents on various drug charges following a traffic stop on Friday afternoon.
Jerry W. Pate, 30, of Troy, Tennessee was arrested and charged with outstanding warrant from Fulton County, operating on a suspended driver's license, possession of a 3rd degree controlled substance (Xanax) and conspiracy to unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor.
James H. Archie, 38, of Troy, Tenn. was arrested and charged with outstanding warrant from Fulton County and unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor.
Melissa A. Davis, 34, of Troy, Tenn. was arrested and charged with possession of 1st degree controlled substance (methadose) and conspiracy to unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor.
Investigators got a call Friday around 3 p.m. from a pharmacy on Lone Oak Road.
Deputies say the caller saw what they described as "suspicious activity" involving three people from Tennessee who were trying to buy Sudafed at the pharmacy.
One person had went into the business, bought Sudafed and left the area. A short time later a person in the same vehicle came back to the pharmacy and tried to buy the same drug.
Sheriff Jon Hayden and Deputy Zane White went to the area and around 3:15 found the vehicle on US 45, just South of Lone Oak.
The vehicle was then stopped by Hayden. Jerry W. Pate, Melissa A. Davis and James H. Archie all of Troy, Tennessee were inside, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies say after checking Pate's driver's license, they found it was suspended. A computer check showed that both Archie and Pate were wanted out of Fulton County, Kentucky for various offenses.
Both men were arrested on the outstanding warrants, according to investigators.
Deputies then searched the men and found several doses of Xanax on Pate. While searching Davis, deputies found several doses of Methadose. A search of the vehicle revealed several doses of Sudafed.
Investigators say the trio had traveled to Kentucky to purchase Sudafed for the manufacture of methamphetamine. All three were arrested and taken to the McCracken County Jail.
Deputies say Pate and Davis both have prior convictions out of the state of Tennessee for promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine.
According to the sheriff's office the investigation is continuing.