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Man faces slew of charges after early morning traffic stop

Paul D. Evitts (Source: McCracken County SO) Paul D. Evitts (Source: McCracken County SO)

The McCracken County sheriff's office says a man is facing a number of drug related and other charges after a traffic stop.

According to the sheriff's office, around 3 a.m. a deputy stopped at car on US Hwy 60 just west of the Olivet Church Road intersection.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as being 59-year-old Paul D. Evitts of West Paducah, Kentucky..

A record check showed that Evitts was on parole and an arrest warrant had been issued for his arrest for a parole violation.

A number of illegal items were found in the suspects vehicle after an alert by a sheriff's office narcotics detection dog.

A K-9 handler found a hidden compartment in the vehicle that that had a methamphetamine smoking pipe and marijuana in it.

Other areas of the vehicle search turned up additional quantities of methamphetamine, syringes used to ingest the drug, several sets of electronic scales, plastic baggies, multiple dosage units of hydrocodone, and a cutting agent used for methamphetamine known as MSN powder.

An undisclosed quantity of cash believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales were was also found and seized.

After the suspect was placed in the rear seat of cruiser, Evitts was found to be attempting to hide hydrocodone pills and methamphetamine.

As the deputies were about to conclude their search of the vehicle, they found a stolen Kentucky license plate that had been reported stolen to the sheriff's department on November 14 from a Nathan Drive resident.

Evitts booked into the McCracken County Jail and was charged with the following:

· Trafficking in a 1st degree controlled substance (methamphetamine)

· Possession of a 1st degree controlled substance 2nd offense

· Possession of drug paraphernalia

· Possession of marijuana

· Receiving stolen property (kentucky license plate)

· Operating on a suspended or revoked operators license

· Tampering with physical evidence

· No registration plates

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