Paducah man facing drug, firearms charges after Fentanyl found

(KBSI) – A Paducah man faces drug and firearms charges after he was arrested Wednesday.

Georcel C. Ankston 29, of Adams Street in Paducah faces two counts of firearm enhanced trafficking in Fentanyl 1st offense, two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Nov. 30, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office conducting an investigation into Fentanyl trafficking.

As part of the investigation detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Adams Street in Paducah.

Detectives found Ankston in the vehicle. He was arrested.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for Ankston’s home in the 2600 block of Adams Street. During a search of the home, detectives found approximately 100 Fentanyl pills, marijuana, two handguns, assorted drug paraphernalia and other items indicative of illegal drug trafficking, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

Ankston is a convicted felon and is unable to lawfully possess firearms.

He was arrested and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

The Paducah Police Department assisted the sheriff’s office during the investigation.

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