Paducah Couple Faces Numerous Drug, Gun Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - A Paducah couple is facing numerous drug and gun charges following a drug investigation on Tuesday.

McCracken County Sheriff's Detectives arrested 45-year-old David Martin Jr. during a drug investigation on the parking lot of an apartment complex located on South 9th St. in Paducah.

During the investigation, detectives searched Martin and his vehicle where they reportedly found crystal meth, marijuana, Hydrocodone, Valium, Suboxone, drug paraphernalia, and more than $4,700 in cash.

Detectives obtained and executed search warrants at Martin's apartment and storage units.

More drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found inside Martin's apartment. Martin's girlfriend, 45-year-old Crystal Wring, was present during the search of the apartment and was also arrested.

During a search of Martin's storage units on Benton Road, detectives say they seized seven handguns, three rifles, and a shortgun. Martin is a convicted felon and is not allowed to legally possess firearms.

Detectives also reportedly found an additional $17,000 in cash which they suspect to be proceeds of illegal drugs concealed in one of the storage units.

Martin is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of Hydrocodone, possession of Valium, possession of Suboxone, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a handgun by a felon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and failure to notify address change to the department of transportation.

Wring is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of Hydrocodone, possession of Valium, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Published 07:27 PM, Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021
Updated 04:05 PM, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021



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