2 Cairo, IL men faces multiple drug charges in Paducah, KY
PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Two Cairo, Ill. men face several drug charges in Paducah, Ky. after a traffic stop Thursday, Aug. 31.
Lenard Duncan, 39, of Cairo, Ill. faces charges of importing carfentanil, fentanyl, or fentanyl derivatives, trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense/carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense/cocaine, four grams or more), first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (first offense/methamphetamine, less than two
grams) and trafficking in marijuana (first offense, less than 8 ounces).
Deionte Posey, 28, of Cairo, Ill. faces charges of importing carfentanil, fentanyl, or fentanyl derivatives, trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense/carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives) and possession of marijuana.
Detectives with the Paducah Police Department’s Drug Unit received information that Duncan would be arriving on Starke Avenue to sell fentanyl pills. When officers approached the vehicle, police say Duncan handed them a baggie full of fentanyl pills. Police say Duncan transported the pills across state lines to sell them.
During a search of the vehicle, detectives found an additional bag that contained cocaine, ecstasy and suboxone pills and a large amount of marijuana.
Detectives also found $439 in cash that is believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales.
During the investigation, detectives learned Deionte Posey was aware Duncan intended to bring the fentanyl pills from Cairo to Paducah in order to sell them.
Police say Posey was also in possession of marijuana when he was arrested.
Both men were booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.