The Richmond Register

February 26, 2014

BPD, deputies seize drugs, cash after searching house

Handguns also found in felon’s home.

By Seth Littrell
Register News Writer

BEREA — Berea police assisted by Madison sheriff’s deputies charged 30-year-old Curtis Ray Bowling, of Berea,  after a search of his residence produced drugs and cash as well as three handguns, according to a BPD report.

Officers and deputies executed a search warrant on the Red Lick Road residence where they found 78 oxycodone tablets, 12 Alprazolam tablets and $2,868 in cash, the report stated.

Bowling was charged with first- and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance (both first offense) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

BPD Sgt. Jake Reed said detectives charged Bowles with the handgun possession offense after running a criminal record check on him, but the previous conviction was likely from outside the county.

According to state law, first-degree trafficking and possession of a handgun by a felon are Class C felonies. Third-degree trafficking is a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense, but every subsequent charge is upgraded to a Class D felony.

Bowling was lodged in the detention center where he remained Wednesday morning, according to the jail’s online records.