Drug Investigations Lead to Several Arrests
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A joint investigation by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms led to the arrests of several people over past two days.
On Tuesday, McCracken County authorities heard that marijuana was being grown at 2111 Lane Road. After a search of the property, a 3-foot-tall marijuana plant was seized, along with numerous pipes, bags of the marijuana, doses of Lortab, and a loaded .38 caliber revolver without its serial number removed. The residents, 23-year-old Robert Lambert and 22-year-old James Lambert, were arrested, and 51-year-old Bradley Holley of Estes Lane was cited for having drug paraphernalia in his car. It was also learned that James Lambert had allegedly stolen jewelry from a home on April 20, while he was performing work there, and had taken the items to a pawn shop. Robert Lambert was out of jail on bond when these additional arrests were made.
On Wednesday, detectives learned that 23-year-old Steven Williams of Benton, who was a convicted felon, was in possession of a handgun and controlled substances at the Paducah-McCracken County Library on Washington Street. He was arrested without incident, and he had marijuana, Oxycodone, and a concealed holster on him at the time. A loaded 9mm handgun was located in Williams' vehicle. Marshall County Detectives assisted by going to his Gilbertsville home, where an AK-47 assault rifle was seized. Detectives also learned that he was going to sell the Oxycodone to someone on the parking lot. Williams was taken to McCracken County Jail. He was on felony probation at the time of his arrest.
Wednesday night, detectives served a search warrant at 3010 Hovekamp Road, where they seized marijuana, an AR-15 assault rifle, a 9mm handgun, and a pistol-grip shotgun, all in close proximity to the drugs. They arrested the resident, 23-year-old Jesse Tullis, and charged him with firearm-enhanced possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Detectives also cited 24-year-old Calen Kennedy of Cunningham at the scene, after drugs and paraphernalia were found in his car.
Early Thursday morning, detectives searched the home of 21-year-old Mark Holmes on Blue Bird Lane, as part of a heroin trafficking investigation. They found and seized heroin, marijuana, syringes and spoons. Holmes was arrested an charged with possession of a controlled substance - heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and wanton endangerment. Also arrested was 21-year-old Tiffany Lumley, for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, and for wanton endangerment. The wanton endangerment charges stem from the fact that small children were given easy access to the drugs and paraphernalia.