Paducah Man Arrested for Meth Trafficking
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division arrested a Paducah man for trafficking methamphetamine Friday afternoon.
According to police, detectives observed 53-year-old Jeffery "Buffy" L. Stafford of Paducah operating a vehicle in McCracken County around noon. Police knew Stafford was driving on a suspended driver's license. They stopped the vehicle on I-24, near the 11 mile marker. Detectives were assisted during the stop by K-9 deputy Steve Croft and K-9 Pepo.
The K-9 conducted a free air search around the vehicle and alerted to a narcotic odor coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. A search revealed seven baggies of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of $1,400.
Stafford was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Jail.
Stafford has a prior conviction for felony drug trafficking, enhancing this offense to a class B felony which carries a penalty of 10-20 years in prison.