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5 arrested in meth making operation

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David Mcelya (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail) David Mcelya (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail)
Deana Knight (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail) Deana Knight (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail)
Aaron Knight (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail) Aaron Knight (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail)
Steven Green (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail) Steven Green (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail)
Melanie Green (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail) Melanie Green (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail)
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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Officials arrested five people in connection with a meth making operation in McCracken County on Tuesday.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, this all began when David Mcelya left the Halfway House in Paducah while serving parole for meth making charges from 2003. Leaving the home was a violation of his parole, so police issued a warrant.

The sheriff's department says it soon began receiving information regarding Mcelya's whereabouts and additional information alleging he was involved in illegal drug activity.

Detectives began conducting surveillance on a West Paducah home on Tuesday.

That's when they saw Mcelya leave the home in a car. They followed and pulled the vehicle over on Old Highway 60 West near the intersection of Roy Lee Road in McCracken County.

There they arrested Mcelya and his girlfriend, Deanna Knight.

During the arrest, deputies say Mcelya tried to run from detectives and also resisted arrested.

The driver of their vehicle, Aaron Knight was also arrested.

As the investigation continued, detectives searched a home on Indian Mounds Trail where they say Mcelya and Deanna Knight had been hiding.

There they found Steven and Melanie Green and their 12-year-old son.

Detectives also found methamphetamine and meth making materials in the home. These items included chemicals, Sudafed, and needles. Multiple loaded guns were also located inside the home.

The five arrested individuals were arrested on various meth related and other charges and are being held in the McCracken County Regional Jail.  David Mcelya also faces a parole violation.

The child was released to a family member.

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