MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division arrested three Paducah residents following drug investigations on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Detectives with the McCracken and Marshall County Sheriff Departments conducted a drug operation with a confidential witness on the parking lot of a local gas station. Around 5:30 p.m. Michael and Robin Hiett delivered several doses of Lortab to the witness. Detectives and Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by the couple following the transaction.
At the time of the stop deputies observed three doses of Lortabs in Robin Hiett's hand. A search was conducted of the person of Robin Hiett that revealed an additional 36 doses of Lortab and several hundred dollars in US currency that is suspected to be proceeds of illegal drugs sales. Detectives arrested the couple and lodged them in the McCracken County Jail.
A subsequent investigation conducted by detectives revealed that Robin M. Hiett had obtained 120 doses of Lortab that were prescribed to a family member earlier in the day from a Paducah pharmacy at approximately 2:10 pm. At the time of the stop, Hiett was only found to be in possession of 36 doses of Lortab.
Deputies charged Michael S. Hiett 26, of Paducah and Robin M. Hiett 31, of Paducah, with trafficking in a 2nd degree controlled substance. Additional arrests are likely in this case.
Later that evening, detectives conducted another drug buy at a different location. Detectives report that around 9:00 p.m. Jason Hicks delivered several doses of Lortab to the confidential witness. Detectives and Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop on the truck driven by Hicks as he attempted to leave the parking lot. Deputies seized currency located on Hicks' person and additional doses of Lortab from the vehicle. Detectives arrested Hicks and lodged him in the McCracken County Jail.
Deputies charged Hicks with trafficking in a 2nd degree controlled substance (2nd or subsequent offense) and failure to notify an address change to the department of transportation.