Police have charged a London woman Friday with possessing methamphetamine and also attempting to buy one of the drug’s key ingredients to sell or trade for meth.
Lisa D. Hacker, 35, was arrested after Richmond police received reports about a man and woman acting suspiciously while trying to buy pseudoephedrine at Meijer and later at Rite Aid in the University Shopping Center, according to an RPD news release.
While police were unable to find the couple at Meijer, encountered Hacker and a male companion in a vehicle outside the store, the release stated.
Officers determined that Hacker was acquiring pseudoephedrine to sell for cash or trade for methamphetamine, a practice called “smurfing,” according to the RPD.
Officers searched the vehicle and reported finding a pipe with suspected meth residue in the bottom, rolling papers, a small amount of marijuana, a syringe, an open can of beer and a box of Claritin-D, which contained pseudoephedrine.
“Hacker was often unruly during the contact, screaming and yelling in the parking lot,” according to the release.
Hacker was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an alcoholic container in a motor vehicle and second-degree disorderly conduct.
She is being held under a $5,000 bond but she also has a warrant as a fugitive from another state, according to jail officials.
The man with Hacker was served with a bench warrant from Knox District Court on a charge of failure to appear.
woman on three
A Richmond woman was arrested on a variety of warrants, including one for a felony charge, when police say she tried to give them a false identity.
Jennifer G. Horn, 47, Eastern Bypass, was stopped by police Saturday in the parking lot of Rite Aid at the University Shopping Center while officers were conducting a drug trafficking investigation, according to an RPD news release.
The officer asked Horn to provide identification, but Horn used a name and identifying information of another person, the release stated.
The officer reported finding a marijuana cigarette and documents from Horn’s purse that revealed her true identity.
After learning Horn’s identity, the officer determined she had three outstanding arrest warrants – one from Madison District Court on a charge of failure to pay fines; another from Madison Circuit Court on charges of failure to appear and failure to pay child support; and a third from Scott Circuit Court for failure to appear on flagrant nonsupport charges.
Horn was charged with possession of marijuana and theft of identity and then taken to the Madison County Detention Center. She is being held under bonds totaling $25,683 and unpaid child support of $1,800, according to jail officials.
arrest in theft
Richmond police arrested and charged a man Thursday with the theft of a gun last summer.
Leor M. Nangle, 58, of Race Street, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
A complainant told police Friday morning that several items had been stolen from his brother’s Race Street home during the past several months, and he identified Nangle as a suspect, according to the RPD.
During the investigation, an officer found that a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver had been stolen from the victim by Nangle during the summer, the RPD reported.
Nangle was interviewed at the scene of the theft and taken into custody.
Gun reported stolen from vehicle on
A resident in the 100 block of Circle Drive reported Sunday that a Hi-Point 9mm pistol, model M-9, was stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle some time during the prior two days. The pistol is worth $160.
• A resident in the 300 block of Overland Drive reported Friday that a utility trailer, worth $800, had been stolen from the yard of his home during the night. It was a black steel Tarter 5-by-10 foot trailer with a mesh floor and a red weed trimmer rack in the front.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
Police: Heroin found in home
A Detroit man and two Richmond residents were charged Friday morning after Richmond bike patrol officers and narcotics detectives executed a search warrant on a Dee Dee Drive home.
Proposed bill takes aim at heroin problem
Proposed legislation before the Kentucky General Assembly aims to combat the state’s growing heroin problem using three strategies – education, treatment and law enforcement aid.
Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Berea, is one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 5. The bill was passed in the Senate earlier this year, 36-1, and is waiting to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee.
Prior 'bad acts' to be allowed in Marcum murder trial
A Madison Circuit judge ruled Friday that prior “bad acts” of murder defendant Christina Marcum may be admitted during her upcoming trial.
Man indicted in January police chase
A Madison grand jury has indicted a Richmond man in connection with a vehicle chase that resulted in the lockdown of two schools in early January.
Heroin found in card sent to jail
An investigation began Wednesday afternoon at the Madison County Detention Center when a jail employee found heroin in a piece of mail destined for a prisoner.
Murder indictment issued in vehicular assault case
A Madison grand jury indicted a Richmond man on a murder charge Wednesday in the death of his girlfriend’s brother, who he is alleged to have struck with his car.
Jeremy D. Rice, 21, also was indicted as a second-degree persistent felony offender, according to court documents.
HVAC tools reported stolen from van
A representative of Robert White Refrigeration, West Irvine Street, reported Thursday that several tools had been stolen from one of the company vehicles while it was parked at the Richmond Mall about noon Dec. 4.
Man facing additional charges after police say he took impounded vehicle
A man who was being booked into the Madison County Detention Center on a DUI charge Friday is facing additional charges after police said he attempted to flee from the jail, later removed his vehicle from an impoundment and again tried to flee.
Robert S. Hurlburt, 50, Travis Drive, was initially charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
The arrest followed a complaint that Hurlburt was intoxicated in his vehicle at a car wash on Sylvia Drive, the police report stated.
Traffic stop leads to meth, other drug charges
A Feb. 27 traffic stop for a minor traffic violation on Chestnut Street led to a Berea woman’s arrest on three drug charges.
According to a Berea police report, the officer decided to investigate when he noticed the vehicle’s passenger, Karen Kirby, 37, of Berea moving around nervously in the vehicle after he made contact.
Woman reports being robbed by hitchhiker
A woman reported Saturday that she was robbed by a hitchhiker.
The complainant told police that about 4 p.m. she picked up a hitchhiker on Tates Creek Road near South Keeneland Drive.
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