Drug Investigations Lead to Eight Arrests
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A series of investigations by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department Thursday resulted in eight people being charged with various offenses.

According to the Mccracken County Sheriff's Department,  deputies arrested three people following a traffic stop on Irvin Cobb Drive at 2:00 am. The driver, twenty-eight-year-old Brittney Taper of Memphis, and two others, 18-year-old Taylore Winfrey, of Millington, Tennessee, and 31-year-old Dominic Bringht of Louisville were all arrested after deputies say they attempted to conceal drugs during the stop.

Deputies seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin from the suspects, along with $1,088 from Bringht, which is believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales. Deputies said Taper attempted numerous times to use another person's identity to avoid being arrested under her real name.

Later that day, detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Tennessee Street after an investigation into drug trafficking. Twenty-three-year-old Ahmad Perry and 38-year-old Robert Grady of Paducah, along with 40-year-old Anthony Bell of Muncie, Indiana were arrested at the home, and 44-year-old Larry Ferguson, of Paducah was cited to court for marijuana possession. Detectives recovered over a pound of marijuana packaged for sale, scales, assorted drug paraphernalia and cash believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Drug detectives also saw a woman near the intersection of South 6th and Ohio streets, attempting to flag down male drivers. Detectives suspected the woman was prostituting. An undercover detective made contact with the woman and she reportedly agreed to perform a sexual act for money. The woman was arrested and identified as 44-year-old Angela Bellamy of McCracken County. 

Winfrey was charged with complicity to trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence.

Bringht was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin and tampering with physical evidence.

Taper was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia operating on suspended license, theft of identity, failure to produce insurance and no registration plates.

Bellamy was charged with prostitution.

Perry was charged with trafficking in marijuana over eight ounces 2nd or subsequent offense.

Bell was charged with a McCracken County bench warrant for failing to appear for court on unrelated charges.

Grady was charged with a McCracken County bench warrant for failing to appear for court on unrelated charges.

Ferguson was cited to court on possession of marijuana.

Published 06:45 AM, Friday Mar. 23, 2018
Updated 05:43 PM, Friday Mar. 23, 2018


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