Trooper Will Propes is continuing his investigation
Paducah, KY (November 19, 2019) – On Tuesday, Troopers received information regarding possible drug activity at a Paducah residence. At approximately 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night, while conducting surveillance on the residence, a gray Ford F-150 left the residence and Troopers observed multiple traffic violations. Upon stop and contact with the operator, identified as Robert B. Vanzant, 27, of Paducah; Troopers detected the odor of suspected marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, Troopers located a small amount of suspected marijuana, a suspected meth pipe, a small amount of suspected meth. After the traffic stop, Troopers obtained a search warrant for Vanzant’s residence located on Georgia Street directly across the road from Morgan Elementary. While searching the residence, Troopers located digital scales with drug residue, small baggies with suspected meth residue, marijuana, and an AR-15 style .223 caliber pistol in close proximity to the drugs.
Vanzant was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance within 1,000 Feet of School (Firearm Enhanced), Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (Firearm Enhanced), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Firearm Enhanced), Trafficking in Marijuana (Less than 8 Oz.) 1st Offense (Firearm Enhanced), and multiple traffic offenses. Vanzant was lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center.
Trooper Will Propes is continuing his investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.
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