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Paducah Police seek 2 with drug related charges

Polk & Williams (Source: Paducah PD) Polk & Williams (Source: Paducah PD)

The Paducah, Kentucky Police Department's Drug and Vice Enforcement Unit (DAVE) is seeking the public's help in finding two western Kentucky residents with drug related charges.

According to police, Jerry Polk, 35, of Paducah, and April Williams, 33, of Calvert City, were two of five people indicted on various drug charges by a McCracken County grand jury on Oct. 10.

Polk was indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (more than four grams of cocaine), second offense; trafficking in 8 ounces to five pounds of marijuana, second offense; and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Williams was indicted on a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (morphine).

The DAVE Unit began investigations on Polk, Williams and three others earlier this year.

Jeremy T. Petter, 26, of Boaz was indicted on two counts of trafficking in more than two grams of methamphetamine.

Shaquille Beard, 22, of Paducah was indicted on charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in more than four grams of cocaine, second offense. They both are in McCracken County Regional Jail, and were served their charges there.

Dorian Shumpert, 24, of Paducah was indicted on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, second offense, and trafficking in a simulated controlled substance, second offense. He was arrested last week when he checked in with his parole officer.

Detective Montgomery said detectives opened separate investigations after receiving information from tipsters that the five were trafficking drugs. Undercover buys were made, and a search warrant was served at Polk's home.

According to police, detectives say they recovered about 70 grams of cocaine, about a pound of marijuana and a handgun. Montgomery said detectives took about 4. 5 grams of cocaine from Beard.

Montgomery said both Beard and Shumpert are on parole after being previously convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance.

He said Petter is in jail for a previous arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.

Additionally, Petter was arrested by Paducah police Officer David Carroll on Sept. 6 on charges including first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a legend drug and tampering with physical evidence.

Those charges still are pending.

Anyone with information about Polk or Williams' whereabouts is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL.

Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at

Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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