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Man Accused of Offering Pills to Retired Sheriff
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Metropolis man was arrested Saturday after deputies say he mistakenly sent a text offering to sell pills to retired McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says Hayden began receiving text messages from an unknown person who was wanting to sell pills. Hayden contacted a drug detective who identified the man sending the texts as 37-year-old Jakeob Smejkal of Metropolis.

Under the direction of detectives, Hayden texted the man back and agreed to meet him on the parking lot of a gas station at 5435 Cairo Road to purchase pills.

Deputies drove to the gas station where they located and stopped Smejkal in the parking lot. They seized 20 doses of Adderall from Smejkal that he reportedly admitted he intended to sell.  

Smejkal was arrested and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail. He's charged with 2nd degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Published 09:41 AM, Monday Jul. 09, 2018
Updated 08:52 AM, Tuesday Jul. 10, 2018

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