Woman arrested for drug trafficking at Cairo Rd. motel


Web Editor - Jay Marchmon

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - Police arrested a Hickman woman on drug charges after a tip about drug activity at a local motel.

Marquetta L. Pryor, 32, of Hickman, Ky., was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana and trafficking in a controlled substance

Officer Nathan Jaimet and Sgt. Rob Hefner were dispatched to the parking lot of a motel on Cairo Rd. just before 2 a.m. Thursday, and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from room 217. They knocked on the door and it was answered by Marquetta L. Pryor, who admitted having just smoked marijuana.

Inside the room, officers found more than 138 grams of crack cocaine, 77 grams of marijuana, clear plastic bags often used to package illegal drugs, a razor blade knife and nearly $2,900 cash.

Pryor was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.