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4 arrested on various drug charges in Graves County, Ky.

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Michael Shane "Bubba" Sullivan (Source: Graves County SO) Michael Shane "Bubba" Sullivan (Source: Graves County SO)
Michael Pittman (Source: Graves County SO) Michael Pittman (Source: Graves County SO)
James Joy (Source: Graves County SO) James Joy (Source: Graves County SO)
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

According to Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon, four suspects have been arrested on various drug charges.

James Joy, 33, of Mayfield, Ky. was charged with trafficking in controlled substance first degree methamphetamine greater than two grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance second degree and resisting arrest after a reported brief altercation with officers in the residence.

Michael Shane "Bubba" Sullivan, 28, of Mayfield, Ky. was charged with trafficking in controlled substance first degree methamphetamine greater than two grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance second degree.

Michael Pittman, 26, of Mayfield, Ky. was a fugitive from Graves County because the parole board issued a parole violation warrant for his arrest. He was charged with hindering apprehension along with possession of controlled substance first meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Keila Stocum, 25, of Fancy Farm, Ky. was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment first, as a result of her two juvenile children allegedly being exposed to the ether odors in the residence and having access to the meth in the house. She was also charged with possession of controlled substance first meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Redmon says deputies received information that a suspicious blue Chevy truck had been seen in the Fancy Farm community the last two days and residents were afraid that the individual was scoping houses to commit a burglary.

The sheriff says the truck was spotted parked in a carport on Parsons Street in Fancy Farm. Deputies were able to identify the owner of the vehicle as Michael Sullivan.

Other officers were called to assist in the execution of the arrest warrant at the home.

The sheriff says whenever officers were talking with the homeowner,  Joy opened a bathroom door to see who was talking and immediately shut the door. Deputies recognized Joy and knew outstanding warrants were on file for his arrest.  After entering the  bathroom, Joy was detained by deputies along with Sullivan. 

While they were in the bathroom placing cuffs on Sullivan the deputy reportedly saw crystal meth in several small corner baggies laying in the floor of the bathroom. Along with the baggies, Redmon says deputies saw a pair of scales laying on the sink along with some corners of some plastic baggies laying on the sink. Redmon says the two were allegedly in the process of weighing out the meth and reportedly repacking it for sale.

The sheriff says Michael Pittman had denied knowing Michael Sullivan.  

After the meth was found in the floor of the bathroom, officers began to smell a strong odor of ether coming from the basement of the house. A search warrant was obtained and drug paraphernalia was allegedly found as the result of the search.

The Kentucky State Police assisted the Sheriff's Office in the execution of warrants.

Sheriff Redmon states this is the second time this week that tips from the community of suspicious activity has paid off. This time we got some more drug dealers and drugs off of the street. Anyone with information of illegal activity or suspicious activity is encouraged to contact his office at 270-247-4501.

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