Paducah Men Arrested After Drug Investigation
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A week-long investigation by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department resulted in the Wednesday arrest of a Paducah man on drug charges, and another man for failure to appear.
About a week ago, detectives with Sheriff Department’s Drug Division received information alleging that illegal drug activities were occurring at 2200 Bridge St. Lot #7.
According to police, the investigation revealed 26-year-old Casey A. Bennett had been soliciting individuals to purchase Sudafed, a methamphetamine precursor, for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Detectives used an informant to contact Bennett. Bennett reportedly agreed to pay the informant cash and/or methamphetamine in return for Sudafed. Detectives agreed to meet Bennett at 2197 Bridge Street to sell him Sudafed at his request.
Police said Bennett admitted to manufacturing methamphetamine in the past, and said that it was his intent to make more nethamphetamine using the Sudafed. Bennett was arrested after he took possession of the Sudafed in the parking lot of the business at 4:22 p.m.
Detectives then conducted a search of Bennett’s home at 2200 Bridge Street Lot #7 in Paducah. They seized digital scales with suspected meth residue, a quantity of methamphetamine, items of drug paraphernalia and additional Sudafed from the home.
During the search, 37-year-old Robert L. Conger Jr. arrived at the home and was arrested on an outstanding McCracken County bench warrant for failing to appear.
Bennett faces charges of possession of methamphetamine (a class “D” felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison), unlawful possession of a meth precursor (A class “D” felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison), possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation.
Conger is charged with contempt of court.
Both men were lodged in the McCracken County Jail.