Paducah Police Arrest Calvert City Man for Meth
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY -
A Calvert City man was arrested Monday afternoon on several drug related charges, while he was free on bond for similar charges.
According to McCracken County Sheriff's Department, 34-year-old Henry Wilkey II of Calvert City caught the eye of detectives while he was traveling in the Farley area on Monday afternoon.
Deputy Steve Croft engaged Wilkey and performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Lane and Pool Roads in McCracken County.
Detectives said they could smell recently burned marijuana as they approached the vehicle. A search of Wilkey's vehicle was performed, and detectives say they located a loaded .40 caliber handgun, Crystal Methamphetamine, Marijuana, digital scales, Cash believed to proceeds of drug sales and several smoking pipes.
Authorities estimated the seized Methamphetamine had a street value of around $1700.
The Paducah Police Department took Wilkey into custody because of previous Meth charges in May of 2013. Officers said he was out on bond and awaiting a trial.
In addition, Officers say Wilkey is also on felony probation and has at least four prior Meth convictions in Kentucky.
Wilkey was charged with: firearm enhanced trafficking in Methamphetamine, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, speeding and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.