2 from Paducah charged with meth related drug offenses

Ladonna Cornwell (McCracken County Jail)
Ladonna Cornwell (McCracken County Jail)
Grady P'Pool (McCracken County Jail)
Grady P'Pool (McCracken County Jail)

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Two Paducah residents have been arrested on various meth related charges Wednesday by McCracken County deputies.

Ladonna Cornwell, 28, of Paducah was charged with unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, 19 counts, possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and wanton endangerment 2nd degree.

Grady P'Pool, 39 years old, Paducah was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigators say P'Pool had been manufacturing methamphetamine near Clark's River for the past four to five months, over twenty separate times.

And, investigators add that P'Pool had enlisted others to provide him with Sudafed to use in the methamphetamine cooks and that he also stored items in his home where he resided with his girlfriend, Ladonna Cornwell, and her 14 month old son. P'Pool also prepped items inside the residence located on Fuller Road in the Reidland area before he left to complete the manufacturing process.

Detectives say Cornwell was aware of what P'Pool was doing and was actively helping him by buying Sudafed and other items that were used to manufacture methamphetamine. The investigation showed that Cornwell had purchased Sudafed at least eighteen times in 2012 and transferred the Sudafed to P'Pool to make meth.

On May 30, 2012, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Office, and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at P'Pool and Cornwell's residence on Fuller Road. Several items used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine were located in the residence. Also located was methamphetamine paraphernalia including glass smoking pipes and digital scales.

Investigators say the majority of the items located, including several volatile substances, were located in areas that the 14 month old child could have accessed. It was also learned that P'Pool had manufactured meth inside the residence in the past.

Grady P'Pool and Ladonna Cornwell were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail on various drug related offenses including wanton endangerment for exposing the child to their activities.

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