Four people taken into custody near Paducah motel on drug charges

Four people taken into custody near Paducah motel on drug charges
Four people have been taken into custody after a traffic stop led to a search warrant at a Paducah motel. (Source: Paducah Police Department)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Four people have been taken into custody after a traffic stop led to a search warrant at a Paducah motel.

66-year-old Terry B. Mathis and 25-year-old Sarah K. Holt were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

66-year-old Terry B. Mathis
66-year-old Terry B. Mathis (Source: Paducah Police Department)
25-year-old Sarah K. Holt
25-year-old Sarah K. Holt (Source: Paducah Police Department)

61-year-old Sheila D. Thacker and 51-year-old Evan R. Evans were charged with trafficking a controlled substance.

61-year-old Sheila D. Thacker
61-year-old Sheila D. Thacker (Source: Paducah Police Department)
51-year-old Evan R. Evans
51-year-old Evan R. Evans (Source: Paducah Police Department)

Additionally, Mathis was charged with tampering with physical evidence and failure to wear a seat belt, and Thacker was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Holt was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.

Officer Alex Liebenrood pulled over the the vehicle after seeing the passenger without a seat belt on.

Liebenrood then requested a K9 open air search around the vehicle, during which they discovered a gram of methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe with residue.

Holt claimed the drugs and pipe.

The Paducah Police Department says Mathis attempted to step on the pills after removing them from his pocket.

After a search was conducted officers found nearly two ounces of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a .25-caliber handgun.

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