Subject:

Paducah Couple Charged With Drug Trafficking

 

Date:

May 24th, 2012

 

 

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation on 05-23-2012 that led to the execution of  a search warrant at a Paducah residence and arrests of a Paducah couple on Marijuana related offenses.  

 

Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division began an investigation after receiving information alleging that Ray Bickerstaff Jr. and Megan Hall were involved in the distribution of Marijuana in Paducah, McCracken County. As part of the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for the couple’s residence located at 719 Joe Bryan Drive in Paducah. The search warrant was executed on Wednesday night at approximately 11pm. Detectives located Bickerstaff and Hall at the residence when the search warrant was executed. Seized MarijuanaDetectives searched the residence and seized approximately eight (8) pounds of high quality Marijuana packaged for sell, digital scales, plastic baggies and other assorted items of drug paraphernalia. In addition to the Marijuana, detectives seized $5,324 in US currency, believed to proceeds from illegal drug sales.

 

The seized marijuana has an estimated street value of more than $12,000.

 

Both Bickerstaff and Hall were arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail.

 

The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by agents with the bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) with this investigation.

 

 

Arrested:

 

BickerstaffRay C. Bickerstaff Jr. 24, of Joe Bryan Drive in Paducah

 

Charges:

 

Trafficking in Marijuana over five (5) pounds (a class “C” felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison) and possession of drug paraphernalia  

 

 

 

Arrested:

 

HallMegan C. Hall 22, of Joe Bryan Drive in Paducah

 

Charges:

 

Complicity to trafficking in Marijuana over five (5) pounds (a class “C” felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison) and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

 

 

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are likely.

 

 

End of release

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

Det. Sgt. Jesse Riddle

McCracken County Sheriff's Department