3 arrested after prescription drug investigation | Crime
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Three people have been arrested after a drug investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Graves County Sheriff's Department and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force.
Valerie Hooper, 32 of Paducah, was charged with trafficking a controlled substance first degree over 10 doses and possession of controlled substances first degree.
Jenny Reed, 22 of Calvert City, was charged with possession of a controlled substance first degree.
Michael Landry, 23 of Calvert City, was charged with conspiracy to possession of a controlled substance first degree.
According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, the investigation began when detectives received information alleging that Hooper was selling prescription pain medication. During the investigation, detectives bought a quantity of Oxycontin pills from Hooper on the afternoon of Aug. 7.
The sheriff's department says Hooper sold the medication to detectives directly in front of two small children, while the children were in her care. Because of the dangerous environment into which Hooper introduced the children, detectives immediately arrested Hooper. She was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail and the two children were released to a family member.
During the investigation, the sheriff's department says detectives discovered new information and began a follow up investigation into pain medication trafficking by Hooper. During the morning hours of Aug. 8, the sheriff's department says detectives sold a quantity of Oxycontin doses to Reed. They say Reed was arrested and the investigation showed that she was intending to give the medication to her boyfriend, Landry, who was also arrested. Both were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.