Trio of Obion Countians arrested in Paducah on drug-related charges

Trio of Obion Countians arrested in Paducah on drug-related charges
Three Obion Countians were arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop Friday afternoon near Paducah, Ky.
Those arrested were identified as Jerry W. Pate, 30; James H. Archie, 38; and Melissa A. Davis, 34, all of Troy, according to the McCracken County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Department.
Pate was charged with operating on a suspended driver’s license, possession of a third-degree controlled substance (Xanax) and conspiracy to unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor, as well as on an outstanding warrant from Fulton County, Ky.
Authorities reported Archie was charged with unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor and also on an outstanding warrant from Fulton County, while Ms. Davis was charged with possession of a first-degree controlled substance (Methadose) and conspiracy to unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor.
The arrests came Friday after the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a pharmacy on Lone Oak Road. The caller told deputies there was suspicious activity involving a car occupied by three people from Tennessee and that three people were allegedly trying to buy Sudafed at the pharmacy.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, the witness told investigators one of the three people went inside the business, bought Sudafed, got back in the car and left the area. A short time later, the same car returned and another person from the car allegedly tried to buy Sudafed.
McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden and a sheriff’s deputy reportedly stopped the vehicle while it was traveling on U.S. 45, just south of Lone Oak, around 3:15 p.m. The three occupants were identified as Pate, Archie and Ms. Davis.
A check by deputies revealed Pate’s driver’s license was suspended and both Archie and Pate were wanted out of Fulton County for various offenses. Both men were arrested on the outstanding warrants.
Kentucky authorities reported deputies conducted a search and allegedly found Xanax on Pate and several doses of Methadose on Ms. Davis. Deputies then allegedly found several doses of Sudafed in the car.
Investigation by sheriff’s detectives with the drug division revealed the three suspects had allegedly traveled to Kentucky to buy Sudafed for the manufacture of methamphetamine. All three were arrested and taken to the McCracken County Jail.
The incident remains under investigation. Published in The Messenger 11.14.11

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