Paducah couple arrested on drug charges

Paducah couple arrested on drug charges
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Paducah couple on drug and gun offenses on Tuesday, January 12 following a drug investigation. (Source: FOX19 NOW/file)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Paducah couple on drug and gun offenses on Tuesday, January 12 following a drug investigation.

On Tuesday morning detectives with the the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested 45-year-old David P. Martin Jr. during a drug investigation on the parking lot of a Paducah Apartment complex located at 301 South 9th Street in Paducah.

During the investigation detectives searched Martin and his vehicle where they located Crystal Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Hydrocodone, Valium, Suboxone, $4,707 in cash and drug paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking.

Detectives obtained and executed search warrants for Martin’s apartment and storage units.

Martin’s girlfriend, Crystal Wring, 45, of Paducah, was present during the search of the apartment and was arrested for illegal drugs and paraphernalia found inside.

During a search of Martin’s storage units on Benton Road detectives located and seized seven handguns, three rifles and a shotgun.

David Martin is a convicted felon and unable to lawfully possess firearms.

Detectives also seized an additional $17,000 in cash that is suspected to be proceeds of illegal drugs that was concealed in one of the storage units.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kentucky State Police and the Paducah Police Department during this investigation.

They are facing the following charges:

Martin: Trafficking in Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana, possession of Hydrocodone, Possession of Valium, Possession of Suboxone, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of handgun by a felon, possession of a firearm by a felon and failure to notify address change to the department of transportation

Wring: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Hydrocodone, Posssession of Valium and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing.

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