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McCracken Co., KY felon arrested on gun, marijuana charges

McCracken Co., KY felon arrested on gun, marijuana charges (A search of Payton’s person revealed five or six grams of suspected marijuana and ro.jpg
McCracken Co., KY felon arrested on gun, marijuana charges (Source - McCracken County Jail))

September 12, 2018 at 2:29 PM CDT

Updated September 12 at 2:29 PM

PADUCAH, KY (Heartland News at 9) - a McCracken County man was jailed on gun, drug and traffic charges, according to Paducah police.

Jeffery R. Payton, 35, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. on September 12 and charged with having no taillights, driving with a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

After a traffic stop shortly before midnight, Payton admitted that there was marijuana and a gun in the vehicle.

After a search, officers found five or six grams of suspected marijuana and rolling papers in his front pants pocket. There was also a Sig .357-caliber semi-automatic handgun under the front passenger seat. A computer check confirmed that Payton is a convicted felon. Payton told an officer he was transporting the gun for someone else.

He was booked into the McCracken County Jail.