Two arrested on drug charges in McCracken County

Two arrested on drug charges in McCracken County
Thomas Oldham (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Anderson was found with 5 grams of meth on her person. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Anderson was found with 5 grams of meth on her person. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Two people are facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Thursday, April 5.

At approximately 11:53 p.m., deputies with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department made a traffic stop on a 2001 Chevrolet van for traffic violations.

The driver, 37-year-old Shannon Anderson, of Paducah, was found operating the vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

Deputies found digital scales containing drug residue on the dashboard of the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted.

The passenger, 49-year-old Thomas Oldham, of Paducah was found in possession of methadone pills and several syringes containing methamphetamine residue.

Anderson also had 5 grams of methamphetamine on her person given to her by Oldham.

Both were placed under arrest and transported to McCracken County Regional Jail.

Anderson is charged with:

  • Rear license plate not illuminated
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs – 1st offense
  • Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine)
  • Drug paraphernalia

Oldham is charged with:

  • Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense – (>or = 2 grams methamphetamine)
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree – drug unspecified

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