Two Face Charges after Paducah Traffic Stop
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Two men were taken into custody following a traffic stop by Paducah Police Tuesday afternoon.
Officers say a vehicle driven by Phil Tucker of Paducah was pulled over at South 19th and Jackson Streets after he reportedly fail to signal a turn. While officers were speaking with Tucker and his passengers, one of the men fled on foot.
Officer Lofton Rowley captured 25-year-old Christopher L. Jones, whose address is unknown, about three blocks from the traffic stop. He was reportedly found to be in possession of marijuana.
Rowley's K-9 partner, Fox, indicated there were drugs inside the vehicle, and a large amount of marijuana was subsequently located in a backpack belonging to Jones.
Another passenger, 22-year-old Clifton Barner of Paducah, was arrested after officers reportedly found three grams of crack cocaine and marijuana in his jacket.
Officers say both Jones and Barner initially gave police false names. They were booked into the McCracken County Jail.
Tucker was cited on charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to use a turn signal.