Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of McCracken Man
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A routine traffic stop late Tuesday night, led to the arrest early today of a McCracken County man on gun, drug, and traffic charges.

According to Paducah Police, they stopped a vehicle shortly before midnight Tuesday on Jackson Street because of no tail lights. The driver, 35-year-old Jeffery R. Payton, told officers he did not have an operator’s license. He also admitted that there was marijuana and a firearm in the vehicle.

A search revealed five to six grams of suspected marijuana and rolling papers in his front pants pocket and a semi-automatic handgun under the front passenger seat. A computer check confirmed that Payton is a convicted felon. He told officers that he was transporting the gun for someone else.

Payton was arrested on charges of having no tail lights, driving with a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

He was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Published 04:08 PM, Wednesday Sep. 12, 2018
Updated 05:51 PM, Thursday Sep. 13, 2018

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