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Eight arrested in KY, facing drug charges

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department has arrested eight people for various drug trafficking offenses over the past two days following numerous grand jury indictments.

Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department’s Drug Division conducted drug investigations that involved multiple defendants during the month of June.

During the investigations, detectives purchased methamphetamine, crack cocaine, Fentanyl patches, hydrocodone, oxycodone, marijuana, and other controlled substances.

Detectives presented evidence to a McCracken County Grand Jury on July 10, regarding these investigations that had taken place in McCracken County.

Numerous individuals were indicted.

An arrest warrant was also issued for a person that was located with controlled substances during the trafficking investigations, but determined to not be selling illegal substances.

Between July 15 and July 17, detectives with McCracken County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight of these individuals.

The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Kentucky State Police and US Marshal’s Office.

Below is list of the eight individuals who have already been arrested and their charges.

Vernon “Matt” Bradley 44, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested July 15 (was on felony probation at the time of his arrest for prior convictions of trafficking in Methamphetamine and engaging in organized crime), and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Corey T. Richards 38, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested July 15, and charged with trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces.

Andrew Thompson 39, of Kevil, Ky., was arrested July 16, and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking in a 3rd degree controlled substance (Xanax).

Sharon K. Adams, 52, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested July 16, and charged with trafficking in cocaine.

Deanthony O. Woods, 29, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested July 16, and charged with trafficking in cocaine.

Frank C. Young, 59, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested July 16, and charged with trafficking in a 1st degree controlled substance (Fentanyl and oxycodone).

Samuel “Lee” Meredith, 57, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested July 16, and charged with trafficking in a 1st and 2nd degree controlled substance (oxycodone and hydrocodone).

Paula Brewer, 50 years old, of Kevil, Ky., was arrested July 17, and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Officials say additional arrests are likely in the near future.

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