Texting, drug offenses sends Paducah man to jail

Texting, drug offenses sends Paducah man to jail

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - On June 16, 2015, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department observed a vehicle that had been seen frequenting high drug and crime areas recently.

Detectives also observed the driver manipulating a cell phone which made it appear that he was text messaging.

While doing this, the driver drove on both sides of the roadway.

Detectives stopped the vehicle, found to be driven by Joseph Henderson, 32, of Paducah, KY.

During the traffic stop, Paducah Police K9 Officer Antonites and his K9 “Junior” assisted.

While speaking with Henderson, Officer Antonites observed Henderson attempting to conceal an item in the rear of his underwear.

The item was found to be a Xanax pill.

Detectives learned during the traffic stop that Henderson was on parole for trafficking cocaine as well as possession of controlled substances.

Henderson was not staying at the address which he reported to the Department of Corrections as he was staying in hotels in the area.

Henderson also stated that he had further violated his conditions of release by using illegal substances since he had been released from prison and placed on parole.

Henderson was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Henderson was charged with Communication Device Violation, License to be in Possession, Tampering With Physical Evidence, and Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree.

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