A traffic stop Friday resulted in the arrest of two men who, combined, had more than 600 narcotic pills and $1,050 in cash.
Kenneth Martin, 21, and Donte Howard, both of Berea, were arrested and charged with first- and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance after Martin was stopped on Northbound I-75.
“The operator of the vehicle did not have a drivers license,” said Sgt. Jake Reed, public information officer for the Berea Police Department.
After Martin was arrested, officers executed a search warrant at his residence on Ridgewood Drive in Berea.
“Inside the apartment they detained the second subject (Howard),” Reed said. “They also located different kinds of pills totaling 494 tablets.”
Martin also was charged with several traffic offenses, he said.
In other arrests:
• Glenn Partin, 38, of Berea, was arrested Jan. 29 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After responding to a call of suspicious activity on Boone Street, officers located a parked vehicle with a man inside.
“Inside the vehicle they located a syringe with a blue liquid substance as well as a soda can with the same substance on the bottom side of it,” Reed said. The substance in the syringe is suspected to be Percocet.
• Daniel Parker, 33, and Tiffany Gortney, 32, both of Lexington, were arrested Jan. 31 and charged with receiving stolen property.
Officers were called to the area of I-75 Northbound in reference to a vehicle that had just left Walmart, Reed said.
“Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on I-75 Northbound near the 83 Exit,” he said. “Inside the vehicle, officers located several boxes of diabetic test strips that were still inside their security cases.”
The total value of the merchandise was $547. Parker also was charged with several traffic offenses.
In other crime:
• A resident in the 30 Block of Mary Street reported Friday, Feb. 1 that she was away for several days and items were stolen from the home. The estimated loss is $100, according to police.
• A resident in the 400 Block of Oak Street reported Jan. 30 that several items were taken from the home while he was away. The estimated loss is $2,205.
• A resident in the 300 Block of Melody Lane reported Jan. 28 that someone entered the residence while no one was home and took prescription medication.
• A victim reported Jan. 28 that an iPhone was stolen from Berea Community School during the school day. The estimated loss is $199, according to police.
Anyone with information about any of the above cases is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.
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.
Jailed woman charged with heroin trafficking
A Richmond woman already jailed on another charge was served with a drug trafficking warrant Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No extra jail time for parents on prostitution charge
Anthony and Kathy Hart, two Madison County residents who pleaded guilty May 21 to prostituting their daughters, won’t be seeing any extra time in jail.
Both parents, who served time in jail while their charges were pending, were sentenced to probation Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.
RPD arrests three on drug charges
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.
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