Graves County deputies make more arrests during meth trafficking investigation

SATURDAY UPDATE: Graves and McCracken County deputies arrest two more people on drug charges after an investigation revealed the two were involved in meth distribution.

The investigation began Friday with the arrest of Jose Garcia-Orinio.  Deputies searched a home on West Walnut Street in Mayfield Friday and continued to investigate Saturday.  John Weatherington, 43 of Mayfield and Courtney Andrus, 24, also of Mayfield were arrested after deputies found meth and other drug related items.  Deputies says the items were used and associated with meth distribution.

Weatherington is charged with trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools.

Andrus is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ORIGINAL STORY:  A man charged with meth trafficking now faces additional charges after Graves County deputies say he gave a false name when he was arrested. 

The man, who originally told deputies his name was Ambrocio Garcia-Oronia Jr., was charged with firearm enhanced first degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office says it has learned the man’s real name is Jose Garcia-Orinia. He now also faces two counts of giving an officer a false name, two counts of theft of identity and first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Garcia-Orinio is being held in the Graves County Detention Center. Bond is set at $250,000.00 cash.

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