Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Paducah Police seized marijuana, more than $4,600 cash and other drug-related items after a Saturday afternoon traffic stop on Blandville Road.
Officer Jarrett Woodruff clocked a vehicle doing 12 miles per hour over the speed limit, and Officer Nathan Jaimet stopped the car on Blandville Road just before 2:00 Saturday. When asked, the driver- 34-year-old Raymond Johnson of Ashland, KY- admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle.
K9 dog Fox confirmed the presence of drugs, and officers found two bags of marijuana weighing about one ounce total, $2,600 cash, and small plastic bags commonly used to package marijuana for retail sale. Officers also found three hydrocodone pills and two packages of synthetic marijuana in the console of the vehicle. Johnson had $2,074 cash on his person.
The drugs, plastic bags and cash were seized as evidence, and Johnson was arrested on a number of charges.
Johnson's passenger, 53-year-old Regina Hollis of Paducah, was cited for possession of a controlled substance and arrested on a 1998 bench warrant for failure to appear.
Johnson and Hollis were both booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.