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KY man arrested on meth charges for second time in 5 years

John Goodnight (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) John Goodnight (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
George Thomspson, Jr. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) George Thomspson, Jr. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

McCracken County officials say a man on parole for drug-related offenses occurring in 2010 was arrested again on Monday for related crimes.

In 2010, John Goodnight, 43, a Paducah resident, was convicted of engaging in organized crime, trafficking methamphetamine, and other offenses.

That investigation was conducted by the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division.

He was ultimately sentenced to twenty years in prison.

He was released from prison and placed on parole in 2014.

On July 21, 2015, he was again arrested for trafficking methamphetamine and placed in the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division had gained information during a previous investigation that John Goodnight of Oaks Road in Paducah, was selling methamphetamine from his home.

During the subsequent investigation, detectives gained evidence that meth was being sold from a body shop on Oaks Road which was also being used as Goodnight’s residence.

At approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday, detectives and deputies executed a search warrant at 823 Oaks Road.

During the service of the warrant, John Goodnight and George Thompson Jr., 44, were arrested.

Over 20 grams of crystal methamphetamine was located in the residence as well as marijuana, meth paraphernalia, digital scales, stun guns, and further evidence of methamphetamine trafficking.  

Detectives seized more than $2300 in cash (believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales), three vehicles and motorcycle during the execution of the search warrant.

The seized vehicles are believed to have been purchased with proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Goodnight was charged with trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thompson was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia after methamphetamine, syringes and a meth smoking pipe were located on his person.

The seized methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $2000.

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