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2 face charges of prescription drug trafficking

James "Bo" Tucker (Source: McCracken County Jail) James "Bo" Tucker (Source: McCracken County Jail)
John Tucker (Source: McCracken County Jail) John Tucker (Source: McCracken County Jail)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Two men were arrested on Thursday after detectives began an investigation into the illegal sale of prescription pain medication in McCracken County.

James "Bo" Tucker 46, of Lambert Drive in Paducah was arrested on charges of trafficking in a 1st degree controlled substance seven counts.

John Tucker 26, of Lane Road in Paducah was arrested on charges of trafficking in a 1st degree controlled substance-Suboxone and three arrest warrants for failing to appear for past court appearances. 

Detectives say at the time of his arrest, James Tucker was out on bond in McCracken County for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, detectives with the drug division made controlled pill purchases from James Tucker. An investigation revealed additional pill transactions on Thursday within McCracken County by James Tucker that also involved John Tucker.

Detectives say John Tucker was wanted on three bench warrant in McCracken County during the investigation.

On Thursday afternoon, detectives say they saw Tucker driving with John Tucker. Detectives, along with officers from the Paducah Police Department, approached the two and took them into custody on the parking lot of a Paducah business located at 2300 North 8th Street in Paducah shortly after 3:30 p.m. 

Detectives say three different kinds of prescription pain medication (Suboxone, Dilaudid and Morphine) was found during a search after the arrests. Also, some cash was found which was believed to be from illegal drug sales. The money was seized. Detectives also seized James Tucker's Chevy truck.

James and John Tucker were both taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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