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Paducah woman arrested for allegedly swapping food stamps for drugs


A Paducah woman who allegedly traded her food stamp card in exchange for drugs has been arrested.

Police say Amanda King, 25, was arrested Wednesday morning at her home on a warrant charging her with fraudulent use of a food stamp card.

She is the second arrest in connection with an investigation that began in July.

Sherry Lovelace of Symsonia reported on July 23 that she went into a restaurant to use the restroom and left her purse in the car with her friend King.

She said when the two parted a short time later, she found bottles of Hydrocodone and Diazepam were missing from her purse.

Lovelace eventually admitted to police that she had agreed to trade 10 Hydrocodone tablets for King’s food stamp card, which was to be worth $140.

Police seized the card as evidence and Lovelace was arrested Sept. 1 on warrants charging her with 14 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.

Officials presented their investigation into King’s food stamp card use to a McCracken County grand jury, which returned an indictment.

She was arrested Wednesday morning and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

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