Three Kentucky Residents Arrested On Drug Charges, Child Removed From Home

Three adults in Kentucky were recently arrested for various drug-related charges after police searched the home and car of one of the suspects.

Ryan M. Shade has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana (illegal in the state of Kentucky), possession of a controlled substance (Xanax, a prescription medication that was not prescribed to Shade), purchase and possession of drug paraphernalia, and child endangerment. Shade also has three warrants out for unrelated charges.

Ashley M. Geiger has been charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), purchase and possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and child endangerment.

Rachel M. Maxwell has been charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), purchase and possession of drug paraphernalia, and evading the police (on foot). Maxwell also has three warrants out for unrelated charges.

On March 10, 2019, police received a tip about 26-year-old Shade selling methamphetamine out of his home in Paducah. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Shade’s residence.

On March 11, 2019, detectives and police officers searched Shade’s home. Upon their arrival, police claim 40-year-old Maxwell was sitting on the back porch. When Maxwell saw the officers, she ran inside the house despite police orders to stay where she was. Maxwell was detained inside the house.

Police discovered shade and 36-year-old Geiger in Shade’s bedroom with Geiger’s 2-year-old child.

Maxwell was holding methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia. Geiger’s car was found to contain methamphetamine. Detectives found more methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of distribution (such as scales and baggies) in Shade’s bedroom. Police also found marijuana, Xanax, and a loaded firearm in Shade’s room. Police claim everything was in reach of Geiger’s 2-year-old child. Child Protective Services has removed the toddler from Geiger’s custody.