Paducah man arrested after police say he sold crack cocaine | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah man was arrested January 31 after a month-long drug investigation.
According to the Paducah Police Department, Gary McDonald, 36, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense. It is punishable by five to 10 years incarceration. McDonald was taken to the McCracken County Jail.
Paducah Police Department Drug and Vice Enforcement arrested McDonald after an investigation that stemmed from anonymous information that he was selling crack cocaine again. Police say McDonald was released from serving 18 months of a six-and-a-half year sentence for first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).
The DAVE Unit conducted a series of undercover operations that came to a hand-to-hand drug transaction with McDonald. Police say a traffic stop was conducted on McDonald near Wayne Sullivan and Locust Avenue after the undercover operation was conducted.
When arrested, police say he was in possession of $600, a portion of which was marked money that the DAVE Unit used to buy cocaine from McDonald. The remainder of the cash is also belived to be proceeds from drug sales.
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