Wanted woman arrested in connection with 20-month-long investigation into fentanyl sales in Paducah

Police in Paducah say they expect more people to be charged as part of a months-long drug investigation.
Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 3:02 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2022 at 10:13 AM CST
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - The search is over for a woman charged in connection with an ongoing drug investigation in Paducah.

Sheila A. “Annie” Shumpert, 57, of Paducah, was arrested Thursday morning, November 17 outside the McCracken County Courthouse.

She is charged in warrants with four counts of trafficking a controlled substance (carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives).

Paducah Police say she was indicted by a McCracken County grand jury on November 4. The charges stem from a now 20-month-long investigation into the illegal sale of fentanyl in the city.

According to the police department, 23 people were charged with various drug offenses in September, and the investigation is ongoing.

They said it’s likely more people will be charged.