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Payneville woman arrested after 3 kids allegedly found in car with drugs

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Jeracho Walls (Source: Hardin County Detention Center) Jeracho Walls (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Payneville, Kentucky, woman was taken into custody Monday night after police say drugs were found in the car that she was driving, while three children were in the back seat.

According to an arrest report, officers were dispatched to a home on Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown, to investigate a child welfare complaint.

When they arrived, they allegedly saw 28-year-old Jeracho Walls getting out of the driver's side of a vehicle with three children in the back seat.

A warrant for her arrest had already been issued out of Meade County, according to police.

Police say they could smell "the distinct odor of marijuana" coming from the vehicle, and officers saw "a discrete camouflage container that is typically associated with drug use."

When they opened the container, they allegedly found a zip-lock bag containing marijuana, two cellophane wrapped lumps of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. Police say they also found a .22 caliber handgun under a white towel in the driver's seat of the vehicle.

Social services took control of the three children.

Walls was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon without a proper permit, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.

She is currently being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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