Time: 2:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Location: Paducah, KY
Suspect: Derrick Tucker, 32, of Paducah, arrested on charges of two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (crack cocaine), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, giving an officer a false name or address and resisting arrest
A man sought on drug charges for four months was arrested this afternoon after a routine traffic stop.
Officer Kevin Collins stopped a vehicle for traffic violations, and a passenger in the vehicle gave Collins a false name. When Collins attempted to search the man, he felt a handgun in the man’s waistband. The man tried to run, but was caught a short distance away.
The man was identified as Derrick Tucker, who was charged by Drug and Vice Enforcement detectives in August with trafficking in a controlled substance. A loaded 9mm handgun was found in Tucker’s waistband.
Tucker was arrested on the above offenses and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.