BEREA — Officers from the Berea and Richmond Police departments joined forces March 28 and arrested three alleged drug traffickers at the Country Hearth Inn in Richmond, according to a BPD report.
Calvin Lee, 32, of Detroit, Charles Underwood, 29, and Kimberly Hellard, 38, both of Richmond, were charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession and marijuana possession after police found four oxycodone tablets, a small amount of marijuana, plastic bags, scales and $3,758 in cash in their room, according to the report.
All three were jailed at the Madison County Detention Center, Lee and Underwood both on a $10,000 cash bond and Hellard on a $10,000 bond at 10 percent with monitored conditional release, according to a jail official.
On March 27, Berea police found an active meth lab in the backpack of Lawrence Lamb, 27, of Berea. Officers spotted him walking down Jefferson Street with another person in the early morning, the report stated. Both were wearing backpacks and dark clothing. The officer turned his vehicle around to speak with them, but he could locate only Lamb.
The officer said he was given consent to search Lamb’s backpack and found a digital scale, two syringes, a razor blade and teaspoon as well as a mason jar and plastic bottle that contained an active meth lab.
The officer said Lamb had “slow speech and movements and appeared to be under the influence.”
Lamb was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, public intoxication and drug paraphernalia possession.
He remained jailed Wednesday on a $15,000 cash bond, according to a jail official.
On March 26, officers located a vehicle in the parking lot of Taco Bell with a juvenile passenger who was wanted by police on an active pick-up order.
According to police, the driver, 22-year-old Brent Oliver of Berea, appeared to be “very nervous and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.”