Wednesday, February 17, 2016

WPSD Local 6 meteorologist arrested

Kentucky State Police seized guns and marijuana Tuesday from the home
WPSD Local 6 meteorologist Tori Shaw and her husband, Tyler Smoyer.

A WPSD Local 6 meteorologist was arrested Tuesday on multiple drug-related charges by Kentucky State Police.

Victoria L. "Tori" Shaw Smoyer, 32, and her husband, Tyler M. Smoyer, 35, both of Mayfield, were charged with felony cultivating marijuana (five plants or more), firearm enhanced; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were lodged in the Graves County Jail.

Shaw Smoyer, who goes by Tori Shaw on air, is a meteorologist at the Paducah television station.

According to KSP Post 1 in Mayfield, an anonymous tip of an indoor grow operation located on Ridgeland Drive in Mayfield was received through the agency's Text-a-Tip Program. Troopers responded to the scene to perform a knock and talk and were able to gain enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for the residence. Upon service of the search warrant, troopers located five marijuana plants, six long guns, two pistols, two silencers, eight storage boxes of ammunition, a tactical vest and multiple items used to cultivate marijuana. Two more marijuana plants were located discarded in a trash can behind the residence.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.

KSP has a toll-free number – (800) 222-5555 – that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity. They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.