Two Charged In Paducah Drug Arrest
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A police investigation has led to drug and other charges for two people.
On Wednesday, detectives said they learned that 58-year-old Gary Taber of Paducah was staying at the Country Hearth Inn motel. Taber was wanted on felony probation warrants from a previous cocaine conviction. Detectives said they later saw Taber leave the hotel with a woman, and they stopped his vehicle near the intersection of 28th and Washington Streets.
Police said they saw Taber moving around the vehicle as it was coming to a stop. They arrested him on the warrants, and they said a search of the vehicle revealed marijuana that Taber allegedly threw while the vehicle was coming to a stop.
Police identified Taber's passenger as 67-year-old Donna Harnice of Kevil. Detectives later searched the couple’s hotel room, and reportedly found two bags of suspected cocaine, additional marijuana, smoking pipes, syringes and other assorted drug paraphernalia.
Taber is charged with tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine 3rd offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harnice is charged with facilitation to possess cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both suspects were taken to the McCracken County Jail.