MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A joint investigation by McCracken and Marshall County Drug Detectives led to the arrest of two men on numerous drug offenses Sunday, Jan. 10. The investigation eventually led to a large Methamphetamine seizure.
On Sunday at approximately 1:47 p.m., detectives conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck driven by John Doublin, 36, of Benton, Kentucky, and passenger Terry Kelley, 49, of Paducah, Kentucky, on Alben Barkley Drive near I-24.
During the stop, Deputy Steve Croft and K-9 Pepo arrived and conducted a free air search around the vehicle. K-9 Pepo indicated to a narcotic odor coming from the truck. Detectives searched the truck and located a PVC container containing eight individual bags of crystal Methamphetamine weighing 34 grams, an Amphetamine pill and a syringe.
Detectives seized $3,408 of US currency from the men believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.
A subsequent investigation led detectives to search a storage unit on North Friendship Road in McCracken County, where they located an additional 725 grams of crystal Methamphetamine, a digital scale and two guns. The investigation continued as detectives searched a motel room at 5120 Hinkleville Road in Paducah where they seized additional drug paraphernalia and an additional $10,231 in suspected drug money.
Detectives seized a total of 759 grams of crystal Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $75,900 and a total of $13,639 in US currency.
Doublin was charged with regarding a traffic control device, no rear view mirror, first degree trafficking in controlled substance, possession of a second degree controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia
Kelley, Jr was charged with firearm enhanced in the first degree, trafficking in controlled substance, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.