Three people arrested following drug trafficking investigations

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, detectives from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people during drug investigations in McCracken County and seized approximately five pounds of crystal meth, suspected fentanyl pills, marijuana and synthetic marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in these investigations by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the Hopkinsville Police Department, the Paducah Police Department, and the DEA.

On Thursday afternoon, detectives from the McCracken and Marshall County Sheriff’s Offices arrested Fabian Thomas, 32, and McKayla Emery, 21, both of Mayfield, KY, in the parking lot of a gas station located at 7050 Benton Road in McCracken County after the couple delivered quantities of alleged methamphetamine and fentanyl pills.

During the investigation, detectives seized approximately 155 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl pills, marijuana, synthetic marijuana and cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs. This investigation revealed that the couple were staying at a hotel in Marshall County, KY. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the couple’s bedroom. During a search of the hotel, detectives recovered over two pounds of additional Crystal Methamphetamine and other drugs.

Both Thomas and Emery were incarcerated in McCracken County Regional Jail.

Fabian Thomas has an extensive criminal history involving illegal drugs with convictions for trafficking cocaine, trafficking controlled substances within 1,000 yards of school, three counts of trafficking marijuana, and was on parole at the time. of his arrest for possession of a handgun by a convict. criminal. Thomas was paroled from prison at the end of 2021.

Emery is currently on probation in Graves County Circuit Court for receiving stolen property (firearm).

In a separate investigation, detectives from the McCracken County Sheriff‘s Office arrested a Paducah man for trafficking methamphetamine following the execution of a search warrant at a Paducah apartment.

Just after 9:00 p.m. Thursday evening, detectives from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office obtained information that 35-year-old Ronald McClure was in possession of a large quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine. McClure was also wanted on an outstanding parole violation warrant.

Detectives located and arrested McClure standing outside a residence in the 1200 block of South 9th Street. Detectives obtained a search warrant for a rental car and an apartment. During the search of the car and apartment, detectives located and seized approximately 1,190 grams (2.62 pounds) of Crystal Methamphetamine. Detectives also seized cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs.

McClure was incarcerated at McCracken County Regional Jail.

McClure has a long criminal history related to drug trafficking. McClure has been convicted of cocaine trafficking four times and is currently out on bail for dealing methamphetamine since his arrest by deputies in December 2021.

Fabian C. Thomas, 32, of Mayfield, KY

1. Methamphetamine Trafficking 2nd RO > Offense

2. Trafficking in carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives 2nd OR > Offense

3. Trafficking in Marijuana 2nd OR > Offense

4. Trafficking in synthetic drugs 1st offense

5. Operate with a suspended operator license

6. Failure to Notify DOT of Change of Address

McKayla E. Emery, 21, of Mayfield, KY

1. Complicity in trafficking methamphetamine 1st offense

2. Complicity in trafficking carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives 1st offense

3. 1st Offense Marijuana Trafficking

4. Trafficking in synthetic drugs 1st offense

Ronald D. McClure, 35, of Paducah, KY

1. Methamphetamine Trafficking 2nd RO > Offense

2. Possession of drug paraphernalia

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