West Paducah women face charges after meth, marijuana found

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Two West Paducah women faces charges after sheriff’s deputies say they were selling crystal methamphetamine.

Anita F. Cathey, 59, faces charges of firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Chelsea L.  Vargas, 29, faces charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cathey and Vargas were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug offenses following the execution of a search warrant on Lauren Lane in McCracken County.

McCracken County Sheriff’s Office drug detectives conducted an investigation that revealed that crystal methamphetamine was being sold from 2839 Lauren Lane in the West Paducah area, according to the sheriff’s office.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and searched it on Tuesday afternoon. Detectives seized approximately 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, a loaded handgun and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Four children who were living at the home were released to a family member under the direction of the Cabinet for Families and Children.

Both Cathey and Vargas were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

If you, or someone you know is struggling with drug use, help is available through the Badges of Hope program. Call 270-444-4719 or tap here.

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