Wanted man, three others arrested

(Photo courtesy McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
(Photo courtesy McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

By Heartland News

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department arrested and wanted man and three others Thursday in Paducah.

After receiving complaints of alledged drug activity, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department says deputies served a search warrant at 205 Glenn Street and found a simulated Cocaine substance hidden in an exterior dryer vent and window seal.

Joshua Hill, 20, is accused of absconding from the Kentucky Probation and Parole, in which he was on Felony probation for drug trafficking charges, and an outstanding McCracken County bench warrant, according to the sheriff's department.  Officers found him hiding in a bedroom closet.

Officers also arrested Seth Bolen, 47, on disorderly conduct and menacing charges.

Sheriff's deputies served another warrant at 1902 Jackson Street.  Officers found 2.5 pounds of cocaine, marijuana, a 45 caliber semi automatic handug, digital scales, packaging material, money and other related items.

Detectives arrested James "Pee Wee" Martin, 32, and found he had a plastic bag that contained crack cocaine, according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department.

Martin faces trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree (cocaine), trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia 2nd offense, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon charges.

Martin's girlfriend, Natia Harris, 28, was arrested on a trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree (cocaine) charge.

"Law enforcement are often times criticized for arresting the users, and not dealers," said McCracken County Sheriff John Hayden in a press release.  "We are constantly striving to track down the major suppliers of these illicit drugs to our region. The arrest of many cocaine users and dealers in the Paducah-McCracken County area in recent months ultimately led the arrest of this man as well as the seizure of over two and one-half pounds of cocaine, which sold in small quantities on our streets would have had a street value of over $100,000 dollars. We are very thankful that this will not make it to our streets and to our neighborhoods. Unfortunately, most crimes occurring in our area are linked to the illegal drug trade and this certainly is a big win for the citizens that live, work, and are raising there families here in Paducah and McCracken County. I also would like to say as sheriff, how much I appreciate the hard work by our Drug Division in this case."