Subject:

Drug investigations Lead to Multiple Arrests

 

Date:

March 18, 2011

 

 

Over the course of the last week the McCracken County Sheriff's Department has arrested numerous drug offenders in multiple investigations. Below is a brief summary of those investigations and information on those arrested. 
 
On 03-15-2011 at approximately 10:42 pm, after receiving numerous complaints, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at 4830 Bradford Road in West Paducah and arrested three men for marijuana related offenses. Detectives seized marijuana and a large assortment of drug paraphernalia from the residence.
 
On 03-16-2011 at approximately 00:06 hrs detectives with drug division executed a search warrant at 4840 Emily Drive in West Paducah. Detectives immediately noted a strong odor of burning marijuana coming inside the bedroom of a 15 year old juvenile. A search of residence revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Detectives arrested 36 year old April Novetske and cited a 15 year old juvenile at the residence for drug related offenses.
 
On 03-16-2011 detectives arrested two men on outstanding McCracken County  indictment warrants. The men were indicted by a McCracken County Grand Jury on 03-11-2011 for drug offenses that occurred in January 2011. Gregory Ward was indicted for trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence. Ericdonric Crawford was indicted for one count of trafficking in cocaine. 
 
On 03-18-2011 detectives executed a search warrant at approximately 1:25 am at 845 Burkhart Lane in Paducah, McCracken County. Detectives seized 132 grams of marijuana packaged for sale in numerous plastic baggies, scales, assorted paraphernalia and several hundred dollars in US currency believed to be proceeds of marijuana sales. Detectives arrested Brenda Howard at the residence and transported her to McCracken Regional Jail. 
  
 
Arrested: Henry F. Spears 50, of Bradford Road West Paducah
 
Charges: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
 
 
Arrested: Jesse L. Spears 18, of Bradford Road West Paducah
 
Charges: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
 
 
Arrested: Dylan M. Rodgers 18, of Eva Drive Paducah Ky
 
Charges: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
 
 
 
Arrested: April Novetske 36, of Emily Drive West Paducah
 
Charges: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 2nd degree wanton endangerment
 
 
 
Cited: 15 year old juvenile, of Emily Drive West Paducah
 
Charges: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
 
 
Arrested: Gregory L. Ward 40, of Adams Street Paducah
 
Charges: Felony indictment warrant for trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence
 
 
Arrested: Ericdonric C. Crawford 23, of McGuire Avenue in Paducah
 
Charges: Felony indictment warrant for Trafficking in Cocaine
 
 
Arrested: Brenda D. Howard 50, Burkhart Lane Paducah
 
Charges: Trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
 
 
To obtain a photo of any of these individuals please contact the McCracken County Jail at 270-444-4730.
 
 
 
End of Release
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Det. Sgt. Jesse Riddle

 

McCracken County Sheriff's Department