McCracken County woman faces DUI, drug charges


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - A McCracken County woman is in jail after deputies found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia insider her car.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says deputies stopped a 2002 Ford Thunderbird for failing to use a turn signal early Friday. Police then searched the car and found 25 grams of methamphetamine, along with smoking pipes and other drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say the driver, 34-year-old Christa Ballard, was also under the influence of meth at the time of the stop. Ballard was arrested and charged with DUI (1st Offense), Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (3rd Offense), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (2nd Offense) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Ballard is in the McCracken County Jail.