2 face drug charges after traffic stop in McCracken County
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah man faces drug and DUI charges after an off-duty corporal with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department saw a car driven in a reckless manner.
Another person was cited for marijuana possession.
On Wednesday, March 15, an off-duty corporal with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department saw a 2007 Pontiac sedan driven on US-60 inbound toward the city limits in a reckless manner, according to the sheriff’s department.
Corporal Davis contacted E-911 dispatch and told on duty deputies and officers.
Deputies and officers with the Paducah Police stopped the vehicle on Kentucky Avenue. During the approach, an open alcohol container was seen being held by the passenger, according to the sheriff’s department. Both the passenger and driver exited the vehicle for a DUI investigation.
While leaving the vehicle, deputies saw a black handgun in the passenger door pocket.
Due to alcohol involvement and ultimately drug possession, a criminal background was obtained, according to the sheriff’s department.
The driver of the vehicle, 49-year-old Robert Jeffrey of Paducah, was found to have several felony convictions.
Paducah police investigated the DUI and arrested Jeffrey for being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Jeffrey also had marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.
Jeffrey faces drug, DUI, and felon in possession of a handgun charges.
Jeffrey was taken to McCracken Regional Jail.
A passenger, Tarus Dixon, 40, of Paducah was cited and released for marijuana possession by the sheriff’s department.