Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrests
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Paducah’s south side.
A Paducah Police Officer said he stopped a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Mandy J. Lane at 4:11 pm, in the 3200 block of Irvin Cobb Drive, after he saw the car had an expired license. The officer said Lane acted nervous and was fidgeting, but consented to a search of her car and belongings. Police say four syringes were found in her purse, and Lane admitted she used one of them to inject methamphetamine. The officer's K9 partner alerted that there were illegal drugs in the sunroof area of the car. The officer searched that area, and found an eyeglasses case with seven empty syringes inside, one of which contained clear residue. Beside the case, two more syringes were found that contained a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Lane admitted to police that she and her passenger, 41-year-old Jesse C. Day, were going to use the meth to get high.
Lane and Day were arrested on charges of first degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lane also faces charges for having expired registration and no insurance. They were both booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.