2 arrested on drug, gun charges in Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Police arrested two Paducah men on drug and gun charges Monday.

Martin C. Gossett, 38, of Paducah faces charges of possession of methamphetamine 3rd or > offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of handgun by convicted felon and failure to notify D.O.T. of address change.

Joshua C. Goheen, 39, of Paducah faces charges of trafficking methamphetamine 2nd or > offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of handgun by convicted felon, and public intoxication – controlled substance.

Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Kentucky Department of Probation and Parole with a home visit on parolee Gossett after receiving numerous tips that Gossett was involved in criminal activity.

When detectives and officers with Probation and Parole arrived at Gossett’s home, 144 Rebecca Drive in Paducah, KY, they made contact with both Gossett and Goheen.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, “Goheen was manifestly under the influence of an intoxicating substance believed to be Methamphetamine.”

Goheen was found to be in possession of approximately 15 grams of crystal methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office. Gossett was found to be in possession of a small amount of crystal methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.

A loaded .45 caliber handgun was found lying on the kitchen table with additional ammunition. Both Gossett and Goheen have extensive criminal histories and are convicted felons, which makes the two men prohibited by law to possess any and all firearms.

Gossett was out on parole after being sentenced to 15 years in prison as part of an unrelated 2018 conviction for trafficking methamphetamine.

Both men were arrested and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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