Woman received drug charges after warrants served
Police charged Amy L. Taylor, age 35, Norwood Drive, on Wednesday with drug offenses following her arrest on outstanding warrants.
RPD bike patrol officers took Taylor into custody at her residence on Norwood Drive at 6:16 p.m. on the strength of two outstanding arrest warrants. These included:
• A warrant issued July 10 charging Taylor with making false statements to receive benefits after a complaint was filed alleging she fraudulently received $11,754.92 in Medicaid and SNAP benefits between January 2011 and July 2012.
• A warrant issued Aug. 26 charging Taylor with fraudulent use of a credit card (over $500) after a complaint was filed alleging she fraudulently used someone else’s credit card to purchase $1,864.24 worth of merchandise July 23 from Walmart.
Upon taking Taylor into custody, officers reported seeing a white powdery substance and a spoon in her bedroom and subsequently recovered two syringes and a Lortab pill from her purse.
Taylor was charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Another person at the residence, Candina D. Isaacs, a.k.a. Candina D. Minix, 37, Oldham Avenue, was also arrested at the scene on the strength of a bench warrant charging her with a probation violation in connection with a felony conviction in the Fayette Circuit Court in October 2012 for flagrant nonsupport and first-degree bail jumping. She had been sentenced to two years imprisonment.
The sentence was suspended, and Isaacs was placed on probation for five years. On May 2, a warrant was issued for her arrest for violating the conditions of probation.
Both women were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.