The Richmond Register


April 17, 2014

Sixth person charged in motel meth bust

RICHMOND — A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.

Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.

During the follow-up investigation to last week’s discovery at the motel, police allege that Million was linked to the operation and fled from the premises when police arrived.

Richmond officers were sent at 12:40 a.m. April 9 to the Bel Air Motel, 1509 Lexington Road, across Lexington Road from Arlington House, after receiving a report that meth was being made there, according to an RPD report.

When they arrived, the officers reported making contact with an occupant of one of the rooms and finding several one-step meth labs in plain view.

Officers secured the premises and detained several people believed to be involved in the operation, the report stated.

Anthony Debord, 44, Carolyn Eckler, 33, and Bobbie L. Evans, 30, all of Richmond, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at the scene.

Douglas Pearson, 24, and Amber Dean, 21, also both of Richmond, were charged with complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine.

Woman arrested in connection with stolen, forged check

Police charged Tashina L. Baldridge, 26, Big Hill Avenue, on Wednesday in connection with an attempt to cash a stolen and forged check.

An officer was dispatched at 2:15 p.m. to Check into Cash, 463 Eastern Bypass, to investigate a report that a woman, later identified as Baldridge, was attempting to cash a check that had been reported lost or stolen, according to an RPD report. 

The officer learned that Baldridge entered the business and attempted to cash a check for $875, the report stated. When the business contacted the account holder named on the check, it learned that no such check had been issued to Baldridge and the check had been lost or stolen. 

Baldridge was taken into custody and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Police recover stolen Reddy Heater

A Richmond man was charged Tuesday with receiving property reported stolen in February from Lancaster.

Travis L. Fuson, 35, North Third Street, is accused by police of taking a $600 Reddy Heater from a rental property in Lancaster on or about Feb. 16, according to the RPD report.

Fuson and his relatives lived at the residence at the time of the theft, the complainant told police. The victim also told police he learned the heater was pawned at a Richmond pawn shop.

The heater was found at the shop and recovered, the police report stated.

A warrant was issued March 11 for Fuson’s arrest. He was found Tuesday at his residence and taken to the detention center.

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