Drug, firearms charges for woman, convicted felon in McCracken Co. KY

Drug, firearms charges for woman, convicted felon in McCracken Co. KY
Stolen firearms recovered from vehicles spark reminder from officials (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - In McCracken County, Kentucky a traffic stop on Sunday, April 8 led to a drug arrest.

Megan Burton was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Michael Melton was charged with having no registration plates or receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance and being in possession of a handgun as a convicted felon.

Deputies said at 4:45 p.m., a traffic stop at a Burger King on Irvin Cobb Drive involved a red four-door Pontiac driven by Michael Melton, 44, of Gilbertsville, Ky.  Megan Burton, 22 of Benton, Ky, was the passenger in the vehicle.

After deputies investigated, they said they searched the vehicle, the property inside and Burton and Melton. Officials said they found drug paraphernalia, a quantity of methamphetamine and multiple firearms.

Burton did not appear to have any prior criminal convictions according to deputies but Melton was determined to be a convicted felon.

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