Paducah Men Face Marijuana Charges
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - An ongoing investigation of possible illegal drug sales resulted in the Tuesday arrests of two Paducah men.
On Tuesday, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division arrested two Paducah men at their home charging them with various drug offenses.
Detectives continued an investigation from the month of February regarding complaints of drug trafficking in the Forest Hills Subdivision. As the investigation continued, detectives pinpointed another home at which they suspected illegal drug sales were being conducted. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home located at 928 Dundale Road in Paducah.
Detectives executed the warrant at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 28-year-old Tremaine Montgomery, 28-year-old Cory Thomas and two children ages eight and 12 were found inside the home.
According to police, detectives immediately noted the odor of burnt Marijuana once inside. During a search of the home, detectives seized around 11 ounces (312 grams) of Marijuana, digital scales, handgun ammunition and additional items of drug paraphernalia.
Some of the Marijuana was reportedly in areas accessible to the children in the home. Detectives also seized an undisclosed amount of currency believed to be proceeds of drug sales and a flat screen TV which they suspected to have been paid for with money from drug sales.
Police said their investigation revealed that Cory Thomas had been selling Marijuana for the past year and that Tremaine Montgomery had assisted in selling the Marijuana.
Cory Thomas is currently out on bond on a McCracken County felony case and was cited for possession of Marijuana last month. Thomas has prior convictions for burglary and Cocaine possession.
Thomas is charged with Trafficking in Marijuana more than eight ounces 1st offense (A class “D” felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison) possession of drug paraphernalia and Wanton endangerment 2nd degree.
Montgomery is charged with Complicity to trafficking in Marijuana more than eight ounces 1st offense (A class “D” felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both men were lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail. The investigation is continuing and police say additional arrests are likely.