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Reidland Welfare Check Ends in Drug Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
REIDLAND - A McCracken County woman was arrested on drug and other charges Thursday after a welfare check.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, a caller believed a woman at a home on Benton Road was under the influence of methamphetamine while caring for a newborn child.

Deputies located 36-year-old Kandy Meyer and her newborn child at the home. Deputies said they were able to determine that Meyer was under the influence of alcohol and meth and was the only adult at the home.

Authorities said there was methamphetamine close to the child, and Meyer had meth on her person. The newborn was also reportedly lying on top of a can of pepper spray.

Social services was contacted, and the child was placed in the care of a family member. 

Meyer was arrested on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree wanton endangerment, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Published 01:36 PM, Friday Mar. 05, 2021
Updated 08:04 AM, Saturday Mar. 06, 2021

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