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4 arrested on meth charges in McCracken County

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Jared Croley (Source: McCracken County Jail) Jared Croley (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Ben Croley (Source: McCracken County Jail) Ben Croley (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Brandi Scott (Source: McCracken County Jail) Brandi Scott (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Anthony Stoner (Source: McCracken County Jail) Anthony Stoner (Source: McCracken County Jail)
WEST PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Four people were arrested Wednesday on meth related charges in McCracken County, Kentucky.

Jared Croley, 33, of Paducah was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine second offense, possession of controlled substance first degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Anthony Stoner, 27, of Paducah was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine first offense.

Ben Croley, 26, of Paducah was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine first offense. 

Brandi Scott, 21 years old, Paducah was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine first offense and and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.

For the past several months, authorities say they had been receiving tips alleging that a man who was guilty of making meth in 2011, was doing it again.

Investigators say Jared Croley's September 2011 charge stemmed from an investigation in the Lone Oak and Croley was eventually found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine first offense, a class  B felony which is supposed to carry a sentence of 10-20 years.  He was also found guilty of other charges and sentenced in February 2012.

In following up, detectives believed that Croley was getting help. Detectives say those beliefs were backed up by more tips. 

On August 15, 2012, Jared Croley again arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine. Three other individuals were arrested with Croley. The new charges stem from the discovery of a methamphetamine lab near an abandoned residence in the 2000 block of Lovelaceville Florence Station Road West. 

After the discovery of the recent meth cook, detectives were led to Anthony Stoner who detectives say were quickly able to tie to the meth lab. While detectives were still investigating, Jared Croley, Ben Croley, and Brandi Scott were seen by detectives driving by the area. They were later found and taken into custody, after investigators say they also were tied to the meth lab.

Detectives say they executed a search warrant at Ben Croley's on Lovelaceville Florence Station Road West. Items were found consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The investigation also showed that at least Stoner and Scott had purchased items that were later used in the methamphetamine cook.

All four were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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