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Two Arrests Made in Joint Law Enforcement Action
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY / CALLOWAY COUNTY - A joint investigation involving the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the Murray Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, and the DEA has led to the arrest of two men on methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Monday evening at 630 pm, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department drug detectives arrested 46-year-old John Wetherington, of Murray, on the parking lot of a business on Benton Road in McCracken County. A search of his vehicle revealed over one pound of crystal methamphetamine and cash, believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.

The investigation also showed that Wetherington had obtained the methamphetamine from 29-year-old Kyle Speer, Jr., of Paducah. Speer was arrested following a traffic stop on the parking lot of a McCracken County business John L. Puryear Drive later Monday night.

As the investigation continued into the early morning hours of Tuesday, detectives with the Murray Police Department, (assisted by other law enforcement agencies), obtained and executed search warrants at John Wetherington’s residence and business in Murray. During the execution of those search warrants, detectives found several hundred dollars in counterfeit money, electronic storage devices, additional methamphetamine, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Both Wetherington and Speer were arrested and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail. Wetherington was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and Speer was charged with complicity to trafficking in methamphetamine. Wetherington was on felony probation for drug charges and Speer was out on bond on methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Detectives say that additional charges, and or arrests, are likely.

Published 09:52 PM, Wednesday Nov. 07, 2018
Updated 10:53 AM, Thursday Nov. 08, 2018

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