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drug arrests1 300MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/1/14) — Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight individuals in McCracken County over the past two days, beginning on the night of July 30, 2014, for meth related offenses.

The investigation led them to Graves County yesterday afternoon where the source of the Methamphetamine supply arrested with an approximate ½ pound of Methamphetamine.

On July 30 at approximately 8 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in Lone Oak on a vehicle occupied by Betty Rogers and Eric McDowell. The vehicle was stopped for traffic infractions. During the course of the stop deputies searched the vehicle and located quantities of Methamphetamine and scales. Both Rogers and McDowell were arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

That same evening at approximately 8:47 p.m. detectives stopped another vehicle driven by William Cathey on Blandville Road. During the course of the stop, Cathey dropped a quantity of Methamphetamine on the ground and attempted to conceal it. Cathey was arrested.

As the investigation continued throughout the night, detectives obtained search warrants for two different McCracken County residences. The warrants were served during the early morning hours of July 31 at 4239 Forest Avenue and 228 Highland Church Road in McCracken County.

Detectives arrested Samuel LeFevre at his Forest Avenue residence after quantities of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, digital scales and cash were located.

During the execution of the Highland Church Road search warrant at Cathey’s residence, detectives located and arrested David Frensley and Megan Parkins. Parkins attempted to hide Methamphetamine behind a TV in the residence while officers were making entry. Frensley and Parkins were arrested. Detectives seized Methamphetamine packaged for sale, scales, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the residence. While at the residence, Frensley’s cell phone began receiving messages from Jeri McKenzie and Anthony McIntosh, who were wanting to purchase Methamphetamine. Detectives corresponded with the couple via text message and agreed to sell them methamphetamine. The couple arrived at the residence a short time later and both were arrested.

Detectives continued their investigation and identified a Hispanic male subject as the source of the Methamphetamine supply. Detectives determined that the man lived in Tennessee, but would drive to Western Kentucky to sell large quantities of Methamphetamine. A joint investigation conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of Mauricio Ramirez of Union City, Tenn. after he drove to the Mayfield, Ky. area to deliver a large quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine. He was arrested by detectives with the Kentucky State Police.

Detectives seized approximately 280 grams of Methamphetamine during the investigations. Methamphetamine normally sells for $100 a gram in western Kentucky giving the estimated street value of the seized drugs a value of $28,000.

The investigation involved detectives from McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, ATF, and Graves County Sheriff’s Department.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

Rogers Betty Rogers

Arrested Betty Rogers, 42, of Salem Ky.
Charges: Traffic infractions, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia

McDowellEric McDowell

Arrested Eric McDowell, 33, of Smithland
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia

CatheyWilliam “Brian” Cathey

Arrested William “Brian” Cathey, 44, of Paducah
Charges: Traffic infractions, Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Tampering with Physical evidence

LefevreSamuel M. Lefevre

Arrested Samuel M. Lefevre, 37, of Paducah
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia

FensleyDavid E. Frensley

Arrested David E. Frensley, 45, of Highland Church Road
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

parkinsMegan M. Parkins

Arrested Megan M. Parkins, 28, of Metropolis Ill.
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Paraphernalia and Tampering with physical evidence

McIntoshAnthony J. McIntosh

Arrested Anthony J. McIntosh, 26, of Paducah
Charges: Solicitation to possession of Methamphetamine

McKenzieJeri V. McKenzie

Arrested Jeri V. McKenzie, 24, of Paducah
Charges: Solicitation to possession of Methamphetamine

RamirezMauricio Ramirez

Arrested Mauricio Ramirez, 22, of Union City, Tenn.
Charges: Trafficking Methamphetamine

SurfKY News
Information provided by Det. Sgt. Jesse Riddle

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