Two people arrested on drug and gun charges in McCracken County

Two people were arrested on drug and gun charges in Lone Oak on Monday.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says detectives were conducting surveillance on a home at 3517 Clinton Road after getting reports of alleged drug activity at the home.

Around 8:45 p.m., detectives saw a vehicle leave the home.

A short time later, that same vehicle was found abandoned at the intersection of Clinton and Contest Road. The vehicle had hit an embankment and a tree.

The driver had left the scene, so deputies searched the vehicle and found a 9mm handgun with an obscured serial number and other items left behind.

The department’s K-9 was called in to try and track the driver of the vehicle. The K-9 led deputies back to the house at 3517 Clinton Road.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and inside found approximately 24 grams of methamphetamine, three sets of digital scales, a marijuana plant, an AR-15 rifle, two shotguns (one sawed-off shotgun), a handgun, and what was believed to be a live hand grenade.

Detectives arrested 39-year-old Tammy Abanatha and 26-year-old James Dowell.

Abanatha was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dowell was charged with firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, and drug paraphernalia.

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