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4 people face drug charges in McCracken County

Joey Walker (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Joey Walker (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Michael Pearson (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Michael Pearson (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Ronnie Smith (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Ronnie Smith (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Sheila Pearson (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Sheila Pearson (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Four people are facing drug charges in McCracken County, Kentucky.

Joey Walker, 59, of Paducah, Ky., was charged with attempted trafficking marijuana second or greater offense, tampering with physical evidence and possession of controlled substance first degree.

Ronnie Smith, 59, of Paducah, was arrested for trafficking controlled substance first degree.

Michael Pearson, 21, of Paducah, was arrested for his alleged involvement in the purchase of and trafficking of marijuana.

Sheila Pearson, 48, of Paducah, was also arrested for allegedly trafficking marijuana.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, on Oct. 15, the Drug Division arrested Leighann Ahlfield of Benton, Ky. in relation to a drug investigation.

During that investigation, detectives say Ahlfield sold a half-pound of marijuana to Michael Pearson. They say the drug transaction occurred directly by Reidland Elementary School.

According to detectives, Sheila Pearson was arrested on Oct. 21.

On Oct. 22 around 4:30 p.m., detectives say they found and arrested Michael Pearson.

They say the investigation continues and more arrests are possible.

On Oct. 20, detectives say they saw Joey Walker, who they knew to have outstanding arrest warrants.

When they approached Walker, they say he was sitting inside a vehicle with another man. When he saw them, detectives say Walker tried to swallow doses of Hydrocodone.

He was then arrested.

Upon further investigation, detectives say it was revealed that Walker was allegedly meeting with George Lawrence, 68, of Kevil, Ky., to trade marijuana for doses of Hydrocodone.

They say doses of Hydrocodone were seized from the truck.

On Oct. 23, detectives say they arrested Ronnie Smith after an investigation into allegations that he was selling doses of Hydrocodone.

Detectives say Smith was found with more than 100 doses of Hyrdocodone for which he did not have a prescription for. They say money, which was believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales, was also seized from Smith.

The sheriff's department says additional charges and arrests are anticipated as the investigation continues.

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