Twin brothers arrested on drug charges near Paducah Tilghman

Police say twin brothers from Paducah accused of selling drugs across the street from Paducah Tilghman High School were arrested Friday. 

Police say 18-year-old brothers Jared and Blake Turner were arrested after selling Xanax and marijuana to an undercover officer across the street from the school. They say the officer made arrangements via text message to buy the drugs after a member of the community called police to report Jared was selling drugs to students at the school.

After school, police say, the boys arrived in separate vehicles to meet the officer in the parking lot of a business across Jackson Street from the school, and Jared sold the officer a Xanax pill and drove away. 

Officers stopped him a short distance away and arrested him. Police say they found four Lortab pills in his possession. After Jared left, police say Blake sold the officers about 1.5 grams of marijuana, and he was arrested immediately. 

The twins were each charged with trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. Jared was also charged with third degree possession of a controlled substance. 

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