Two Arrested in McCracken Co. on Meth Charges
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - McCracken County Sheriffs deputies on Friday arrested a Graves County man and woman on meth-related charges after learning that the two were allegedly trading Sudafed for methamphetamine, so that more drugs could be made.
Information from a methamphetamine trafficking bust in early June on Hovekamp Road showed that others were involved, and a detective set up a meeting with 32-year-old Gregory Starks of Mayfield on the parking lot of a Lone Oak business Friday morning. Starks allegedly swapped meth for Sudafed at this meeting, and was then taken into custody.
Detectives then monitored Starks' cell phone and received numerous meth-related text messages from different people, one of whom said she had Sudafed for Starks. Detectives set up a meeting with her on the parking lot of a Paducah business.
When officers arrived, they made contact with 50-year-old Nancy Tate of Mayfield, who had Sudafed in her vehicle. She was taken into custody, and later said she would receive methamphetamine or cash for the cold medicine.
Deputies say the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible.