McCracken County traffic stop leads to meth arrest

A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday on methamphetamine charges following a traffic stop, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. 

Around 11:57 a.m. Tuesday McCracken County sheriff’s detectives say they saw a white car driving carelessly on Cairo Road and conducted a traffic stop.

Detectives say they noticed that a passenger in the front seat of the car, 21-year-old Desiree Stalions of Paducah, had track marks consistent with illegal drug use on her arms. They say they were issuing a citation to the driver, 38-year-old Jimmy Werner of Golconda, Illinois, when an officer with a K9 arrived and conducted a "free air" search around the car. They say the K9 indicated the presence of narcotics. 

Searching the vehicle, detectives say they found numerous syringes throughout the vehicle that tested positive for methamphetamine, a digital scale and a glass pipe.

Werner and Stalions were arrested and jailed in the McCracken County Regional Jail. Upon being booked into the jail, deputy jailers found a plastic baggy containing about three grams of crystal methamphetamine on Stalions’ person. 

Detectives say they later learned Werner had allegedly given Stalions the methamphetamine to conceal during the stop and had supplied her with methamphetamine to use the day prior. 

Werner was charged with careless driving, failure to signal, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia,

Stalions was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence.

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