Paducah Man Arrested on Drug Charges
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah man was arrested Thursday after police say he picked up his mother’s prescription without her permission.
The woman told detectives that someone had picked up her prescription for hydrocodone from a local pharmacy. Detectives began investigating and determined it was the woman’s son, 36-year-old Billy Wheeler of Seneca Lane, who had picked up the medication.
Wheeler was arrested on charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and being a persistent felony offender.
He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.