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Paducah Trio Arrested on Drug, Other Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The McCracken County Sheriff's Office says they've made three arrests after a person was allegedly seen acting suspiciously.

On August 7, deputies say they noticed a man acting strangely, while standing outside of a home near the intersection of Benton Road and Dillard Street.

The man was identified as 38-year-old Michael Benton of Louisville.  Deputies say they noticed Benton hiding a small bag as they walked over to talk to him, but when asked about it Benton allegedly ran away, tossing the bag as he went.

Police say Benton was caught a short distance away, but while they were trying to restrain him, 33-year-old Jeremy Sledd and 50-year-old Christopher Cannon, both of Paducah, came to the scene and attempted to take and hide the bag.

During the investigation Officers say they found drug paraphernalia, along with 16.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine inside the bag. Police also learned that all three men had active warrants for their arrest.  They were taken to McCracken Co. Jail.

Benton is charged with fleeing or evading, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, trafficking meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a parole violation warrant.

Sledd and Cannon are each charged with tampering with evidence, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, and on warrants for failure to appear in McCracken District Court.

Published 02:10 PM, Friday Aug. 09, 2019
Updated 12:00 PM, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019

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