2 arrested, Bomb Squad called in after explosives, handgun among items found during raid in Ky.

Explosives, handgun, drug related items found during Ky. raid

WATER VALLEY, Ky (KFVS) - On Thursday, Sept. 5 deputies with the Graves County Sheriff’s Department acted on a search warrant at a residence in Water Valley.

This was around 1:30 a.m. on KY Highway 94 West.

Two people were arrested at the scene.

Robert Stratton, 59, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia possession of marijuana possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree prescription controlled substance not in proper container possession, use of police radio that sends or receives police transmissions, wanton endangerment 1st degree.

The wanton endangerment charge is related to possessing blasting caps and not providing that information to investigators as they were retrieving the unknown devices from hidden locked containers in the suspects presence. Stratton also has a previous felony conviction for manufacturing methamphetamine out of Tennessee.

Kimberly Brann, 39, of Clinton, Ky. was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies said the investigation was concerning methamphetamine trafficking.

Methamphetamine, other related items and a loaded handgun were seized according to deputies.

In addition to the drug related items, detectives said they recovered blasting caps and other explosives.

After this discovery, Kentucky State Police Bomb Techs and the Paducah Police Bomb Squad were contacted.

Deputies said both responded and spent several hours processing the scene.

Some explosives were found and detonated by the bomb squad at the scene in a controlled manner.

A McCracken County Sheriff K-9 also responded to assist.

The investigation is continuing.

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