Police arrest man accused of supplying cocaine in Paducah - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Police arrest man accused of supplying cocaine in Paducah

Martin R. Acosta (Source: McCracken Co. Jail) Martin R. Acosta (Source: McCracken Co. Jail)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A Chicago man has been arrested and accused of supplying cocaine in the Paducah, Ky. area after a nearly 2 month investigation. 

Martin R. Acosta, 43,  of Chicago, Illinois was transporting large amounts of cocaine across at least 3 different states, according to detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Office.

Acosta was held in custody by a federal detainer.

Investigators say they were using surveillance Saturday on Acosta and a female with him at the time while he was delivering a large amount of cocaine in Paducah.

Detectives then took Acosta into custody without incident. The woman with him, Llasmin Lopez of Chicago, tried to run while holding her infant child. Deputies stopped the woman and arrested her.

Lopez was charged with conspiracy to traffic controlled substance 1st degree-1st offense, possession of controlled substance 1st degree-1st offense and wanton endangerment 2nd degree.

Both Acosta and Lopez are illegal immigrants from Mexico, according to investigators. 

Detectives say the investigation is continuing.

Both were taken to the McCracken County Jail.

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