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Salem, KY woman facing multiple drug, fleeing police charges


A Salem, Kentucky woman was arrested on Thursday afternoon, April 16 after police say they found drugs in her vehicle and she led them on a chase.

Gena M. Fox, 32, was charged with failure to wear a seat belt, first degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, third degree possession of a controlled substance, failure to produce an insurance card and second degree fleeing or evading police (on foot).

According to Paducah police, they tried to pull over a Fox's vehicle at the intersection of Bethel Street and Irvin Cobb Drive, but she allegedly refused to stop.

An officer said Fox drove through the parking lots of several businesses and jumped out of her vehicle on a dead-end road. She then allegedly began running parallel to the railroad tracks.

Officers chased Fox on foot for a short distance before she was taken into custody.

With help from another officer and his K-9 partner, Junior, police say they found 26 grams of meth (valued at about $1,500), digital scales, plastic bags, 12 Xanax pills, five Valium pills and three unidentified white pills in the car.

Police seized those items, along with $946 cash and Fox's cell phone.

Fox was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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