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Crime

January 10, 2013

Weapons charge added to Shanks’ meth, endangerment charges

10th person arrested in drug roundup

RICHMOND — A weapons charge has been filed against Lucas W. Shanks, 26, who was arrested Tuesday after Richmond police said they found a meth-making operation inside his Ballard Drive apartment.

In addition to the suspected meth-making materials and devices, officer recovered a shotgun and ammunition from the apartment, according to a news release from RPD Chief Larry Brock.

Shanks was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after police discovered he had been convicted of felony theft in Madison Circuit Court, the release state

In addition to the meth-making charge, Shanks already was facing a charge of third-degree controlled-substance endangerment of a child because a young child was in the apartment while the suspected meth-making was taking place.

Shanks remained in the Madison County Detention Center on Thursday under bonds of $15,000, according to Jailtracker.com

Continuing drug roundup

On Wednesday, Richmond police arrested a 10th person as officers continued to round up defendants named in 18 sealed indictments returned Jan. 2 by a Madison County grand jury.

Keith Little, 36, formerly of East Walnut Street, Richmond, was charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Little now lists a Lexington address.

He was located in the 300 block of West Main Street and taken into custody without incident, according to an RPD news release.

He was taken to the detention center where he remained Thursday under a $10,000 bond.

The charges against Little stem from a covert narcotics unit investigation in June 2012 when 18 oxycodone pills were purchased from him, the release stated.

Additional drug arrest

Also on Wednesday, Richmond police arrested Edward D. Leppard III, 43, of McKee, on drug charges following a traffic stop.

At approximately 4:38 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle Leppard was driving on Berea Road for a traffic violation. During the stop, the officer learned that Leppard’s driver’s license was suspended, and he was taken into custody. Twenty oxycodone pills were found when Leppard was searched, according to the news release.

He was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, operating a vehicle on a suspended license and failure to wear seat belt.

Little was taken to the detention center where he remained Thursday under a $15,000 bond, according to jail personnel.

Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.

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