Drug Arrests-Traffic Stops Reveals Large Amount of Heroin

Time: 10:03 p.m.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
Location: Interstate 24 near Exit 4, Paducah
Suspects: Terry L. Stone, 48, of Clarkson, KY, arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) (second or greater offense), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), importing heroin and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)
Nancy J. Stamper, 39, of Lexington, KY, arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) (second or greater offense), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)

Two women were arrested earlier this month after a traffic stop revealed a large amount of heroin and methamphetamine in their car.

Officer Matt Jones responded to the area of Interstate 24 and Exit 4 in reference to a citizen complaint. There he spotted a car being driven in a reckless manner, and stopped it. He found the driver and passenger under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The driver, Terry L. Stone, and her passenger, Nancy Stamper, were arrested and the vehicle was searched. In the car, officers found about 2 pounds, 2½ ounces of heroin (street value $100,000) and about 3 pounds, 4 ounces of methamphetamine (street value $170,000).

Stone and Jones were booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. They since were released on bond. Investigators believe the two were enroute to eastern Kentucky when they were stopped and arrested here.

(Note: Due to the significant nature of the drug seizure and subsequent investigation, this press release was delayed. An investigation by the Paducah Police Department’s Drug and Vice Enforcement Unit is continuing.)