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2 arrested in connection with pain medication investigation

Amanda King (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Amanda King (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Robert Rich (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Robert Rich (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Two people have been arrested in connection with a pain medication investigation.

Amanda King, 24, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance first degree.

Robert Rich, 45, was charged with trafficking controlled substance first degree and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, during late November and early December detectives received information alleging that King and Rich were involved in illegally selling prescription pain medication.

Detectives began investigating and learned that King was allegedly buying Hydrocodone from Rich at his home on South 4th Street in Paducah, Ky.

On Dec. 8, around 2 p.m., detectives saw King meet with Rich at his home.

Detectives and a patrol deputy approached the pair and say they found doses of Hydrocodone and money, which is believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales.

According to detectives, they learned that King was meeting Rich to buy doses of Hydrocodone, which she then intended to resell the prescription medication to another person.

The sheriff's department said evidence was found that showed King had frequently sold prescription medication in the past.

They say more charges are expected to follow based on that evidence.

King and Rich were both taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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