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Man Jailed on Pot Charges After Reporting Burglary
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah man who called police after someone broke into his home and killed his dog, ended up behind bars himself on marijuana charges.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a burglary shortly before noon Monday at a home on Old US Highway 45. Deputies said a dog at the home was killed during the burglary.

Deputies said they later found drugs and paraphernalia inside the home. They said it appeared that the suspect was clearly searching for something in particular due to the home being ransacked, and several valuables being left behind undisturbed. 
 
According to detectives, 25-year-old Andrew Hall eventually admitted that he used and sold illegal drugs. Hall agreed that the incident that occurred at his home was likely connected to his illegal drug activity, but wouldn't identify the suspect. 
 
Detectives searched Hall’s vehicle that he had driven to the sheriff’s department after Hall reportedly admitted that he had “put up” some drugs, but didn't tell detectives where he had hidden them. As part of the search, they questioned a relative that accompanied Hall to the station and searched her purse, where they found more than $5000 in cash. Hall eventually admitted that he had put the money in her purse.
 
Hall was booked into McCracken County Jail on marijuana trafficking less than eight ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence charges.

Anyone with information pertaining to the burglary is being asked to contact the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office at 270-444-4719 or Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL.

Published 05:25 PM, Tuesday Jun. 13, 2017
Updated 09:07 AM, Thursday Jun. 15, 2017

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