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Drug trafficking investigation nets one arrest in Paducah

Drug trafficking investigation nets one arrest in Paducah
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By West Kentucky Star Staff
Sep. 30, 2022 | PADUCAH
By West Kentucky Star Staff Sep. 30, 2022 | 11:55 PM | PADUCAH
A drug trafficking investigation in Paducah nets one arrest. 

Detectives from the McCracken County Sheriff's Office were tipped off to drug activity and began an investigation. Undercover officers were allegedly able to purchase drugs from 37-year-old Joshua K. Averitt of Spruce Street. 

Friday, Averitt was pulled over near 28th and Adams Streets and was arrested. 

Detectives then served a search warrant on Averitt's home on Spruce Street. There, they reportedly recovered over 250 grams of methamphetamine and a half pound of marijuana.

Averitt was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana-2nd or subsequent offense.
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