The Richmond Register

Breaking News

Crime

September 21, 2013

Employee charged with trafficking drugs at jail

RICHMOND — A Madison County Detention Center employee has been charged with smuggling drugs into the jail to distribute to inmates, according to the Kentucky State Police.

Donna Sue Hunter of Richmond was arrested Saturday morning at the detention center by a KSP narcotics detective, a KSP news release stated.

Her age was listed as 50 in the release, but her online booking information indicates she is 60.

Hunter has been charged with first- and second-degree promoting contraband, controlled-substance prescription not in a proper container (first offense) and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Only first-degree promoting contraband is a felony charge, punishable by one to five years in prison. The rest are misdemeanor charges that carry sentences of less than a year in jail.

KSP Post 7 spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton said he did not have information on what type of pills Hunter is accused of bringing into the jail.

“We believe she brought (the pills) into the facility for the purpose of giving them to inmates,” Blanton said.

Blanton did not know how long Hunter’s alleged drug trafficking has been investigated by the KSP.

Hunter has been lodged in the Rockcastle Detention Center, according to the news release. Her photo did not accompany her booking entry on Rockcastle County’s online inmate log.

In July, another Madison County Detention Center employee was indicted on a charge of first-degree official misconduct in connection with his son’s incarceration at the facility.

Lt. Jamie Lee Wynn is accused of interfering or circumventing procedures at the jail to give his son preferential treatment, according to the indictment.

First-degree official misconduct is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by 90 days to 12 months in jail and a fine less than or equal to $500.

Wynn is scheduled for a pretrial conference at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in Madison District Court.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

 

1
Text Only
Crime
  • 8-1 Tanya R. Horn.jpg Store employee charged with taking $10,000

    Tanya R. Horn, 33, of Darlene Court, pilfered $10,196 in cash from Posh Tots on Meridian Way over the course of two years, according to a Richmond Police report.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 Samantha Frederick.jpg RPD: Heroin sales lead to trafficking indictment

    Executing a warrant issued after Samantha Frederick, 29, Northgate Drive, was indicted July 16 by a Madison County grand jury, Richmond Police arrested her Monday on drug trafficking charges.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 Robert Abney.jpg RPD: Bottle bomb injures man, damages neighbor’s home

    Richmond Police on Friday charged Robert Abney, 30, of Moberly Avenue, in connection with a May 30 explosion that injured Abney and damaged a neighbor’s home.
    Officers were dispatched May 30 to a residence in the 500 block of Moberly Avenue to investigate the report of an explosion.
    They found the remains of a plastic bottle bomb near a residence adjoining Moberly’s, according to an RPD news release. A wall of the occupied home was smoldering and grass was burned in the area, it added.

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • Jailed woman charged with heroin trafficking

    A Richmond woman already jailed on another charge was served with a drug trafficking warrant Thursday.

    July 26, 2014

  • 7-25 William Gilbert.jpg Four arrested on meth charges at Berea motel

    Berea Police arrested four people Wednesday at the Knights Inn on Chestnut Street, including a man they said tried to conceal a meth lab on his person.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-24 Justin Smith.jpg One arrested, one sought in Sunday home invasion

    Two men in search of another man broke into a Keystone Drive home Sunday and harassed residents in another nearby home Monday, according to a Richmond Police report.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • RPD: Man falls through ceiling attempting to elude police

    When Richmond Police went to Cody Shelton’s Kristin Drive apartment at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday to arrest him on a parole-violation charge, they said he attempted to elude them by hiding in the attic crawl space.

    July 18, 2014

  • Man indicted in Manhattan Club shooting

    A man charged in a May 20 shooting at the Manhattan Club in which a man was wounded was indicted Wednesday by a Madison County grand jury.

    July 17, 2014

  • 7-18 Aaron Tate.jpg Local burglary suspect found in Texas border town

    A man wanted in Madison County on burglary and criminal mischief charges since March was arrested July 11 by the U.S. Marshal Service in Brownsville, Texas, on the Mexican board.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mother pleads guilty to allowing child rape

    Deanna Lawson, charged with 20 counts of complicity in the rape and sodomy of a minor, pleaded guilty in Madison Circuit Court on Wednesday.
    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.

    July 12, 2014