4 arrested after large amount of fentanyl tablets found

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – One man from Paducah and three others from Arizona were arrested Wednesday afternoon after Paducah police found a large amount of fentanyl tablets.

Jujuan V. Freeman, 34, of Trimble Street, faces a charge of aggravated trafficking in a controlled substance (28 grams or more/fentanyl).

Jacorion White, 29, of Phoenix, Ariz, faces a charge of aggravated trafficking in a controlled substance (28 grams or more/fentanyl).

Mathew Odell Phifer, 26, of Phoenix, AZ, faces a charge of aggravated trafficking in a controlled substance (28 grams or more/fentanyl).

Seth G. Martin, 28, of Coolidge, AZ, faces a charge of aggravated trafficking in a controlled substance (28 grams or more/fentanyl).

Paducah drug detectives were conducting surveillance Wednesday afternoon on a house in the 2800 block of Trimble Street where suspected illegal drug activity was occurring. They saw a vehicle leaving the home and conducted a traffic stop.

Paducah Police Department K9 Bary and his handler, Officer Benjamin Anthony, were requested. K9 Bary indicated the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle. During a search, detectives found a box containing five separate bags of fentanyl pills – approximately 5,000 pills weighing more than a pound, with a street value of about $100,000.

The four men in the vehicle were arrested.

Police say Freeman was in possession of more than $3,000 cash.

A search warrant was obtained for a home on Trimble Street. There, detectives found a smaller amount of fentanyl tablets and $15,000 cash.

The four men were booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

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