Multi-agency Drug Investigation Yields 4 Arrests
By Joe Jackson
MAYFIELD, KY - A multi-agency drug investigation led to four arrests in Graves County Friday.
Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said deputies arrested 32-year-old Wesley Aldridge of Mayfield after he gave them a fictitious name during a traffic stop in Mayfield. Aldridge had several outstanding warrants in Graves and McCracken counties for contempt of court and other charges. He was lodged in the Graves County Jail.
During the traffic stop sheriff’s detectives had a surveillance detail set up at a nearby home. They were able to determine that 34-year-old Charles Moore of Mayfield, who has been banned from Graves County by Graves District Judge Deborah Crooks, was inside the home. Deputies arrested Moore and lodged him in the Graves County Jail on violation of probation charges.
Later in the day the detectives from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, Mayfield Police Department and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force arrested 27-year-old Justin Kyle McClain of Mayfield and 23-year-old Brittany Hoover of Lone Oak after they traveled from Lone Oak to a gas station in Mayfield to sell illegal narcotics to an undercover officer.
McClain and Hoover were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence and wanton endangerment 2nd degree, possession of controlled substance 1st degree and disregarding a traffic control device. They were lodged in the Graves County Jail.
Redmon said Hoover attempted to drive away from unmarked cruisers and ran through a traffic light near Graves County High School in an effort to flee from the scene. Other officers in marked cruisers surrounded her vehicle on KY 121 near the entrance to Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Upon approach of the vehicle they found that Hoover and McClain had their six-week-old infant in the car with them as they were going to make the drug transaction.