PADUCAH, Ky. – Quanterance J. Matchem, 18, of Paducah, was arrested on multiple charges after attempting to sell marijuana to undercover detectives and fleeing on foot to avoid arrest.

On June 3, 2024, the Paducah Police Department Drug Unit identified Matchem as a suspect selling marijuana in Paducah. They also discovered he had an active arrest warrant for first-degree robbery out of Graves County. Drug detectives arranged to purchase marijuana from Matchem in an undercover operation.

Detectives located Matchem at North 10th Street and Ellis Street, but he fled on foot. He was apprehended, and detectives found a stolen 9mm handgun in his possession. Additionally, they located approximately 57 grams of marijuana during the incident.

Matchem was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), first offense (enhancement), receiving stolen property (firearm), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

The Paducah Police Department expressed gratitude to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department and the Graves County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in Matchem’s apprehension. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550.