MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY (NewsFirst) — The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men on drug charges following a drug investigation Thursday afternoon.

On 02/01/2024, detectives made a controlled Methamphetamine purchase from 32-year-old Bryan Cook in McCracken County. Cook was stopped and arrested on Schneidman Road during a traffic stop just after 4pm.

During the investigation, detectives seized approximately 54 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, Marijuana, a bulletproof vest, money believed to be proceeds of illicit drug sales, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

In a separate investigation, narcotics detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at 6:21pm at the intersection of Lone Oak and Highland Boulevard. During the stop, detectives conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located 605 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia. Detectives arrested 28-year-old Joseph Tyree, a passenger in the vehicle, in connection with the drugs.

Joseph Tyree was on felony probation at the time of his arrest for drug trafficking.

Both Bryan Cook and Joseph Tyree were lodged in the McCracken County Region Jail.

This investigation led to two additional arrests in Christian County, KY, and the seizure of additional Methamphetamine, thousands of Fentanyl pills, and a handgun.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested: Bryan D. Cook, 32, of Woodville Road (McCracken County)

Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia

Arrested: Joseph M. Tyree, 28, of Azalea Circle (Paducah)

Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine 2nd or subsequent offense and possession of drug paraphernalia