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Paducah Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges after reports of drug activity at a Paducah home.

According to the Kentucky State Police, on November 19 officers received a tip about possible drug activity at a Paducah home and began conducting surveillance.

While performing surveillance at the home, a vehicle left and allegedly made numerous traffic violations.

When officers stopped the vehicle, the driver was identified as 27-year-old Robert B. Vanzant of Paducah. Officers say the vehicle smelled strongly of marijuana and performed a search.

During the search officers say they were able to locate a small amount of marijuana, a meth pipe, and a small amount of methamphetamine.

After the stop, officers obtained a search warrant for Vanzant's home a short distance from Morgan Elementary. While searching the home, officers allegedly found scales with drug residue, methamphetamine residue, marijuana, and a rifle.

Vanzant was arrested and is being charged with firearm enhanced trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, firearm enhanced possession of a controlled substance first degree first offense methamphetamine, firearm enhanced possession of drug paraphernalia, firearm enhanced trafficking in marijuana first offense, and numerous traffic offenses.

Vanzant was lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721.

Published 10:00 PM, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019
Updated 09:40 PM, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019

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