MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Four people were arrested by deputies from the McCracken County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, July 24.
Kristy Houser was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree, first-offense (methamphetamine), buy/possess drug paraphernalia and second-degree wanton endangerment.
Paul Floyd, Timothy Ezell and Stevie Gray were charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree, first-offense (methamphetamine) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.
Deputies said around 12:20 a.m., McCracken County Sheriff Deputies went to Lane Road West, to serve an arrest warrant on Kristy Houser, 28, of Paducah.
As deputies came up to the residence they saw four subjects, who fled into bedrooms of the home when they saw officials.
Deputies said they attempted to make contact with the people and saw drugs and drug paraphernalia lying in plain view, inside the home. A search warrant for the residence was obtained and carried out at 2:45 a.m.
During the execution of this warrant, Houser, along with Paul Floyd, 24, of Paducah, Timothy Ezell, 40 of Paducah, and Stevie Gray, 28, of Wickliffe, were found inside. Two children under the age of three were also discovered asleep in their bed.
A search of the home revealed numerous items of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine. An investigation revealed the children had been left in the care of Houser, who admitted she had smoked methamphetamine with the children present inside the home.
Houser, Gray, Ezell, and Floyd were all arrested and taken to McCracken County Regional Jail.
Social services were contacted and the children were released to family members.