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Crime

July 11, 2014

RPD arrests three on drug charges

RICHMOND — 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.

Warrants were issued for their arrests Wednesday on charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The last charge stems from a child being present when the drug-trafficking occurred, according to the press release.

King and Anderson were taken into custody Wednesday at their Fairlane Drive residence, the press release stated. An additional charge of second-degree possession of a controlled substance was placed against Anderson after police said they found a partial suboxone strip on his person after he was arrested.

Richmond Police also served a warrant on King from Madison Family Court charging her with failure to pay child support.

Both were taken to the Madison  County Detention Center where they remained Thursday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

The narcotics unit made another arrest Wednesday as a result of a covert investigation between May and July 2014.

During that time, an undercover unit purchased heroin from Cecil Pelfrey, 46, on three occasions, according to the press release.

Pelfrey was arrested at his Valley Street residence and charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and taken to the detention center, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

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