3 Paducah residents arrested after separate drug investigations | Crime
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department arrested three Paducah residents after separate drug investigations.
Shawn Harper was charged with trafficking marijuana, second offense.
Deanna Sullenger was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, second degree.
James "Ronnie" Ligon was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, second degree.
On Jan. 31, a detective with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division found Ligon at his Littleville home. Detectives arrested him on an arrest warrant for trafficking controlled substance second Degree.
During the month of December, detectives with the drug division bought doses of Hydrocodone from Ligon while at his home. During the investigation, the sheriff's department says they found that Ligon kept his brother’s Hydrocodone at his home and was selling the pills for profit. Officers say Ligon kept the pills under the guise of keeping them from being stolen at his brother’s home which is just two houses from his.
Ligon was also charged with possession of a controlled substance third degree. US currency was seized from Ligon’s home as a result of the investigation.
Also in January, Shawn Harper and Deanna Sullenger were arrested for illegally trafficking drugs.
In December of 2012, an investigation into allegations about Harper led to detectives buying a small amount of marijuana from Harper. The sheriff's department says Harper had recently been released from the Halfway House in Paducah for prior drug charges and this was his second trafficking offense. Harper was arrested in January on a warrant for trafficking marijuana second offense.
In October of 2012, detectives also bought Hydrocodone doses from Deanna Sullenger at her home in Paducah. In January 2013, the McCracken County Grand Jury indicted her. Sullenger was subsequently arrested on a warrant for trafficking controlled substance second degree.
Individuals with information pertaining to illegal drug crimes can contact the drug division directly at 270-444-5157.
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