Seven Arrested After Drug Investigation
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Seven people face various drug charges after an investigation yesterday by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, which stretched from Paducah to Benton to Brookport to Fulton.
Police arrested 35-year-old Ramsey Hayes of Benton when they determined that he had sold cocaine in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on Irvin Cobb Drive. They believe he sold it to 22-year-old Nicholas McLeod of Paducah, who then resold it.
The investigation also revealed McLeod and 37-year-old Bradley Hicks of Paducah, obtained prescription medication from someone and re-sold it. Both McLeod and Hicks were arrested during a traffic stop on Broadway. Hicks is a resident of the Paducah Halfway House and is currently on probation for numerous felony offenses.
The investigation continued as detectives went undercover and spoke with people from Brookport and Fulton.
After 56-year-old Montie Roberts of Brookport said she wanted to purchase cocaine, police set it up. When Roberts noticed law enforcement approach her, she gave some amphetmine drugs to her passenger, 41-year-old Waylon Knott, in an attempt to conceal them.
Police also went on Facebook and set up a purchase of a pound of marijuana from 29-year-old Danny Dale, who was in Fulton. Dale said he would get a ride to Paducah with a friend, and when they arrived, police found them at Huck's on Lone Oak Road. As detectives approached the vehicle, they found marijuana in Lewis' lap and both men were arrested. Over a pound of pot was seized from the vehicle.
Hayes, McLeod and Hicks all had previous arrests and convictions. Hayes had been previously convicted for cocaine possession. McLeod was convicted for felony wanton endangerment that stemmed from him shooting into an apartment. Hicks has numerous felony convictions, the latest in 2013 for manufacturing meth in Marshall County. He received a 10 year sentence.
All seven were booked into the McCracken County Jail.