Paducah woman arrested for drug charges after traffic stop

A Ky. woman is behind bars after a traffic stop leads to drug-related arrests. Laura Quintanilla-Mendiola was taken to the McCracken Co. regional jail
Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 8:28 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2023 at 9:34 PM CST
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - A traffic stop led to a Kentucky woman being arrested for drug-related charges.

On January 28, a McCracken County deputy conducted a traffic stop on John L. Puryear Drive. The vehicle was a 2007 Chrysler.

The deputy discovered the driver, Laura Quintanilla-Mendiola, 53, from Paducah, Ky., was in possession of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

Quintanilla-Mendiola was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail and charged with no registration plate, failure to maintain insurance, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substance first degree methamphetamine first offense.