Paducah Man Facing DUI, Drug Trafficking Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man that was recently released from prison is now facing numerous drug and other charges after a traffic stop.

On Thursday, detectives with the McCracken County Drug Division say they noticed 50-year-old Bobby J. Copeland of Paducah, driving a vehicle recklessly on Husbands Road.

Detectives attempted to stop Copeland, however he reportedly began to flee. While fleeing, deputies say he was swerving into the opposite lane of traffic, nearly striking other law enforcement vehicles.

A short time later, detectives say that Copeland pulled into a driveway and threw illegal contraband out of his window, which was allegedly revealed to be a methamphetamine pipe, pills, and methamphetamine. He reportedly also had marijuana in his vehicle. 

He was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Jail. He is being charged with second offense trafficking in methamphetamine, second offense DUI, first degree fleeing or evading police, tampering with physical evidence, reckless driving, no turn signal, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana.

Published 10:33 PM, Thursday May. 21, 2020
Updated 12:49 AM, Friday May. 22, 2020



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