MARSHALL COUNTY — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office reports that three people were arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop Tuesday.
In a news release, the sheriff’s office said that detectives made the stop on a vehicle on Tatumsville Highway in the northern portion of the county. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jerry Tynes of Paducah.
A K-9 unit, Fox, was then brought to the scene for a search of the vehicle, and the sheriff’s office said the dog alerted on the vehicle, indicating the presence of drugs inside. Detectives then searched the vehicle and discovered about a pound of methamphetamine and more than $700 in cash.
Detectives then arrested Tynes, as well as two other occupants, identified as Jasmine Seay of Paducah and Jerod Belcher of Almo.
The sheriff’s office also said Tynes was charged with promoting contraband after he allegedly brought several ounces of methamphetamine into the Herman Ford Detention Center in Benton, which he had allegedly concealed on his person.
Marshall detectives then contacted detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and the Paducah office of the Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate the matter further and this resulted in discovery of an additional pound of methamphetamine in Muhlenberg County.
Belcher, 33, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, second offense (greater than or equal to 2 grams methamphetamine). Seay, 22, was also arrested on that charge, as well as tampering with physical evidence.
Individuals facing charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.