McCracken Courthouse Employee Arrested on Trafficking Charges

Paducah, KY – A McCracken County Courthouse employee was arrested on drug trafficking charges yesterday. 57-year-old James Alexander was recorded by Sheriff's detectives selling an inmate a painkiller pill. A subsequent search of his desk and car revealed Hydrocodone and Lortab pills in improper containers. When confronted, Alexander admitted to the transaction without incident. Controlled substance trafficking is a class-D felony and can carry up to five years in prison.