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Paducah pair arrested on drug charges

Terrell Mays (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Terrell Mays (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Dawn Liggett (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Dawn Liggett (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the arrest of a Paducah man and woman after drug detectives witnessed a drug transaction in the parking lot of a Paducah business.

Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division were in the area of 8th and Oscar Crosse Boulevard on Tuesday, Jan. 12 when they observed Terrell Mays, 27, of Paducah, approach a vehicle and hand a female what was suspected to be illegal drugs.

As detectives approached the female in her vehicle, she attempted to flee the scene. The vehicle came to an abrupt stop after the female ran over the curb.

Detectives arrested her and identified her as Dawn Liggett, 52, of Paducah. A search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of crack cocaine in the driver's side floorboard.

Detectives and deputies went inside the business where they found and arrested Mays. During a search, detectives found doses of Hydrocodone, Xanax, Marijuana, a grinder and a digital scale with cocaine residue.

While inside the business, detectives found even more marijuana and a digital scale that someone had attempted to hide in a trash can.

While Mays was being taken to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, deputies noticed he was attempting to hide something. Upon arriving at headquarters, detectives located additional crack cocaine hidden in Mays’ buttocks area.

Mays has numerous drug trafficking convictions and was on felony probation at the time of his arrest.

He was booked and charged with two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a second degree controlled substance, possession of a third degree controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia 

Liggett was charged with possession of a first degree controlled substance, fleeing or evading the police and wanton endangerment.

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