mccracken sheriffPADUCAH, Ky. (2/13/14) — The McCracken County Sheriff's Department arrested a Paducah man Wednesday, Feb. 12 charging him with numerous drug offenses following a drug investigation.

The investigation began after detectives received information alleging illegal drug activity was occurring at 1205 Markham Avenue in Paducah.

Paul Lamb, 61, was identified as a resident of 1205 Markham Avenue.

Lamb was arrested following at traffic stop earlier this date when Deputy Steve Croft stopped Lamb for traffic violations.

During the stop, deputies located and seized marijuana, Hydrocodone and Percocet that was packaged for sale. In addition to the drugs, deputies also seized an undisclosed amount of currency believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.

As part of the ensuing investigation, detectives secured and later executed a search warrant at 1205 Markham Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday.

During a search of the residence, detectives seized more than six pounds of marijuana packaged for sale, digital scales, doses of Percocet, Hydrocodone and additional controlled substances.

In addition to the drugs, detectives also seized two loaded handguns in close proximity to the drugs.

The investigation revealed that Lamb had a lengthy criminal history that included felony convictions for manslaughter, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.  

Deputies charged Lamb with firearm enhanced-trafficking in a first-degree controlled substance (three counts- Percocet) (a class "B" felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison), trafficking in a second degree controlled substance- Hydrocodone (a class "D" felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison), trafficking in marijuana more than five pounds (a class "C" felony punishable by five-10 years in prison), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (two counts) (a class "C" felony punishable by five-10 years in prison) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The drug charges were firearm enhanced due to the firearms being in close proximity to the drugs.

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