2 facing marijuana trafficking charges in McCracken County | Crime
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department arrested two men on Marijuana trafficking charges on Wednesday stemming from a traffic stop in McCracken County.
David E. Kayse, 20, of Paducah, was charged with trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to five pounds second or subsequent offense (a class “c” felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Detecitves say David Kayse has a prior 2012 conviction for trafficking in Marijuana making this his second offense.
Justin I. Wilson, 22, of Arlington, was charged with trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to five pounds (a class “d” felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators say they got information that David Kayse was reportedly selling marijuana in Paducah. Detectives say that Kayse was allegedly getting the marijuana from Justin Wilson.
Detectives say they saw the two men allegedly sell marijuana to a person on a Paducah business parking lot around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle, driven by Wilson, was stopped a short time later on the parking lot of Kroger’s on Lone Oak Road in McCracken County. Afterwards, the two men were detained by detectives.
Detectives along with K-9 units found and seized 353 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, digital scales, baggies and more than $5,000 that was believed to be proceeds of marijuana sales. Detectives say they also found and seized a drug ledger with more than 20 different names of individuals who were allegedly getting marijuana from the men.
The investigation revealed that the men were responsible for distributing more than 20 pounds of marijuana over the course of the past six months in western Kentucky.
Both men were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.
The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Paducah Police Department K-9 Unit and the Kentucky State Police during the investigation.
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