2 arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in Paducah, KY
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Investigators with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department arrested two Paducah men on Wednesday, July 25 for drug trafficking after a traffic stop.
According to the sheriff's office, detectives received a phone call from a deputy US Marshals who had saw two men in a vehicle involved in what they believed to be a number of drug transactions near Elmwood Court Apartments in the city of Paducah.
The deputy US Marshals had been in the area looking for a fugitive.
Detectives drove to the area where they saw the vehicle leaving. They stopped the vehicle on South 25th Street in Paducah for traffic infractions. The vehicle was found to occupied by Ahmad Perry and Patrick Mitchell. During the course of the stop the driver Perry couldn't provide proof of insurance. Detectives smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle detectives seized 2.8 pounds of marijuana, 14 bags of synthetic marijuana, plastic baggies, scales and a small quantity of methamphetamine. Detectives arrested both men. During a search of Ahmad Perry's person detectives seized $4,487 believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.
Both Perry and Mitchell were arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail.
Both men are convicted felons. Mitchell was on parole at the time of his arrest for trafficking in cocaine and Perry was on bond for trafficking in marijuana.