Paducah Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man wanted on drug trafficking charges was arrested Thursday after a months-long investigation.

In October, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Office performed a drug investigation, which reportedly revealed that 34-year-old Phil Tucker was selling large amounts of methamphetamine. 

Shortly after, a McCracken County Grand Jury indicted Tucker for trafficking in methamphetamine. Tucker was on felony parole for eight prior convictions for drug trafficking at the time of the indictment. He absconded parole, and a parole violation warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Thursday, McCracken County detectives and Deputy US Marshals performed surveillance on a home on Linden Street when authorities saw Tucker leaving the house. Deputies arrested Tucker, and a search warrant was obtained for the home. The search reportedly uncovered a handgun, 55 grams of methamphetamine, 50 grams of cocaine, 25 grams of heroin, 590 ecstasy pills, 17 suspected fentanyl pills, and 350 grams of synthetic marijuana.

Tucker was served with the indictment warrant for trafficking in meth and the parole warrant. Additionally, he is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in synthetic drugs, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (suboxone), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Published 01:49 PM, Friday Feb. 19, 2021
Updated 01:54 PM, Friday Feb. 19, 2021



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