Wingo man charged with drug possession, trafficking | Crime
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Paducah police say they arrested a Wingo man Wednesday, January 16 on drug charges after an officer was in the right place at the right time.
Jason A. Ross, 26, of Wingo, was charged with trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended or revoked operator’s license
A Paducah police officer enroute to meet an officer from another agency was in the right place at the right time, resulting in Ross' arrest.
The police department says Officer Lofton Rowley was on his way to meet an officer about a police K9 when he received a tip about a white Lincoln transporting marijuana from Mayfield to Paducah on U.S. 45. Rowley was at the intersection of KY 1241 and U.S. 45 at Leeder Bottoms and saw the car sitting at a convenience store, running and unoccupied.
Rowley approached Jason Ross as he walked out of the convenience store, and Ross said the car belonged to him. Rowley asked Ross if there was anything illegal in the car, and Ross admitted he had a quarter-pound of marijuana.
Rowley searched the car and found the marijuana, along with several items of drug paraphernalia.
Ross was arrested and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.
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