BEREA–A routine stop for a minor traffic violation resulted in the arrest of three people Nov. 15, according to a Berea police news release.
Consent was given to search the vehicle, which was occupied by Amy Lynch, 33, and John Litchfield, 32, both of Louisville, and Robert Whitney, 44, of Fairdale, the release stated.
An officer found $1,522 in cash, 583 suspected Oxycodone tablets, five blank prescription pads, one gram of crystal methamphetamine, a meth pipe, three Alprazolam tablets and a small amount of marijuana, the release stated.
Litchfield was charged with careless driving, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription blanks, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana. He is detained at the Madison County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond, according to jail records.
Lynch was charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription blanks and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. She is lodged at the detention center in lieu of a $15,000 bond.
Whitney was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession. He was released later that afternoon.
Theft at St. Joseph Berea
An employee of St. Joseph Berea hospital reported her Bible, with a debit card inside its pages, was stolen Saturday.
Officers located Wendy Smith, 39, of Berea walking on Prospect Street with the two items, along with a stolen jacket, according to a news release. Smith also was in possession of three Hydrocodone tablets and one Oxycodone tablet, the release stated.
Smith was arrested and charged with theft (receipt of a stolen credit/debit card), theft by unlawful taking, prescription controlled substance not in the original container and two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to jail records, Smith was released that evening.
A resident in the 200 block of Baugh Street reported a residence burglary on Friday. The victim reported coming home to find the doors unlocked and medication stolen from inside the residence.
Misdemeanor arrests from Nov. 14 to Nov. 19
The BPD reported charging:
• One person with theft by unlawful taking (under $500)
• One person with driving under the influence of alcohol (first offense)
• One person with driving under the influence of alcohol (third offense)
• One person with driving under the influence of an intoxicant (first offense) and trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces, first offense)
• One person with receiving stolen property (under $500)
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.
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Mother pleads guilty to allowing child rape
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Between October 2011 and September 2012, Eric Kelley had sexual relations with Lawson’s two daughters, according to court documents.
She was charged with complicity after police said they learned Lawson knew of the crimes but didn’t try to stop them or alert authorities.
No extra jail time for parents on prostitution charge
Anthony and Kathy Hart, two Madison County residents who pleaded guilty May 21 to prostituting their daughters, won’t be seeing any extra time in jail.
Both parents, who served time in jail while their charges were pending, were sentenced to probation Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.
RPD arrests three on drug charges
A couple is facing several charges after police said they sold drugs to an undercover officer late last year.
In December 2013, the Richmond Police Narcotics Unit purchased a quantity of suboxone strips from Ryan Anderson, 30, and Chastity L. King, 28, on two occasions during a covert investigation, according to an RPD news release.
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