Drug Arrests at Motel

Time: 12:38 p.m.
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2016
Location: 5000 block of Cairo Road, Paducah
Suspects: Ashley P. Cavitt, 25, of the 8000 block of Moore Road, arrested on a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
John A. Coreau, 28, of Ridgewood Street, arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

A man seemingly walking aimlessly around in a local motel parking lot peaked a Paducah police officer’s interest this morning, leading to charges against two people and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine and more than $2,800 in cash.

Officer Jim Robbins was called to the Cairo Road motel this morning to a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, he saw a man walking between some bags on the parking lot and a room on the bottom floor. Robbins knocked on the door of the hotel room and was allowed inside by John A. Coreau. Robbins could hear someone in the bathroom and asked Coreau to have them step out. She was identified as Ashley Cavitt.

Robbins and Officer Nathan Antonites were allowed to search the room and found two bags containing methamphetamine in the refrigerator. They then contacted drug investigators.

A search warrant was obtained, and Drug and Vice Enforcement officers found two additional bags of methamphetamine, a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, multiple Alprazolam (an anti-anxiety medication) pills and a pipe containing marijuana residue.

In all, officers seized $2,838 dollars Coreau had in his possession, a small amount of marijuana and 10.2 ounces of methamphetamine, with a street value of $28,000. Officers also located in Coreau’s vehicle a magazine for a 7.62-caliber assault-style rifle. No weapon was located.

The man who prompted the “suspicious person” call was not found to be in possession of any drugs and was released.

Cavitt and Coreau were booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.