Woman arrested on meth charge after traffic stop

Shelly Abanatha (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Shelly Abanatha (Source: McCracken County Jail)((Source: McCracken County Jail))
Published: Oct. 6, 2019 at 9:54 PM CDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - A Paducah, Kentucky woman was arrested on a drug-related charge after a traffic stop on Sunday, October 6.

A deputy pulled over her pickup after a complaint the driver might be intoxicated.

Authorities said that Shelly Abanatha, 51, tried to hide the meth while talking with the deputy.

The woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

She also had a McCracken County warrant for failure to appear.

A passenger also from Paducah, Timothy Dhaillecourt, 53, had a warrant for failure to appear.

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