Deputies find drug making equipment during traffic stop

On Saturday, McCracken County Deputy Sheriff Eric Abbott stopped at white 1998 Pontiac on US Hwy 60 just west of the Olivet Church Road intersection. The driver of the vehicle was identified as being 59 year-old Paul D. Evitts of West Paducah.  A record check indicated that Mr. Evitts was on parole and an arrest warrant was active and had been issued for his arrest for a parole violation.
 
Several items were found in the Evitts’ vehicle after an alert by a sheriff’s department narcotics detection dog. Deputies found a hidden compartment in the vehicle that contained a methamphetamine smoking pipe and marijuana. Other areas of the vehicle search turned up more methamphetamine, syringes used to ingest the drug, several sets of electronic scales, plastic baggies, hydrocodone and a cutting agent used for meth known as MSN powder. Cash was also recovered.
 
After being placed in a squad car, Evitts was found to be attempting to hide additional hydrocodone pills and methamphetamine.
 
As the deputies were about to conclude their search of the vehicle, they discovered a stolen Kentucky License plate that had been reported stolen to the sheriff’s department on the 14th of November from a Nathan Drive resident.
 
Charges against Evitts include: Trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property, operating on a suspended or revoked license, tampering with physical evidence and no registration plates.

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