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Three Paducah Men Arrested For Drug Trafficking, Endangering a Child

drug arrests1 300PADUCAH, Ky. (4/17/14) — The McCracken County Sheriff's Department arrested three adults charging them with various drug and gun offenses Wednesday evening.

The investigation began when deputies responded to a property dispute involving a handgun at 2045 Spann Lane in McCracken County. Upon arrival, deputies were met by a woman who claimed that Dallas Woodford, 27, had threatened her with a handgun over a property dispute.

Deputies conducted a preliminary investigation learning that Woodford was a convicted felon unable to possess firearms or ammunition. While deputies were speaking to the involved parties at the residence they observed Joseph Fletcher, 22, attempting to flee out of a window of the residence. Fletcher was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Fletcher was transported to the McCracken County Regional Jail where he was found to have a quantity of crystal methamphetamine is hidden in underwear.

Detectives with Sheriff's Department responded to the scene and obtained a search warrant for 2045 Spann Lane. During a search of the residence detectives seized more than 42 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, 38 doses of Ecstasy, Marijuana, digital scales, smoking pipes, a loaded .380 handgun and $1600 in US currency which is believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Detectives arrested Woodford and Casey Fletcher, 24, who were both residents of 2045 Spann Lane. Fletcher's 10 month old child was home at the time deputies arrive and was released to a family member.

Woodford was convicted of numerous felony burglaries in 2009 in McCracken County.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Joseph Fletcher had concealed the handgun in an air vent in the residence just prior to law enforcement arrival.

Woodford was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine, firearm enhanced trafficking in ecstasy and firearm enhanced possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joseph Fletcher was charged with promoting contraband, trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence.

Casey Fletcher was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and wanton endangerment second degree.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department was assisted by members of the Graves County Sheriff's Department during the investigation.

The investigation is continuing.

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