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July 16, 2014

Dispute leads to drug, endangerment charges

RICHMOND — Two Berea women are facing a series of drug charges, with one also charged with child-endangerment, after police were called late Sunday to intervene in a domestic dispute.

When police arrived at the scene, several people were standing outside a residence, according to a Berea Police news release.

An officer who began speaking with Krystin Tanner, 32, and Stephanie Lewis, 28, noticed a plastic bag of pills on the ground near them, the report stated.

The pills were identified as clonazepam, diazepam and Mylan. One of the women also had a plastic bag of white powder in her pocket, which she identified as methamphetamine, the report added.

Both women admitted to taking pills earlier and one of them admitted to using the methamphetamine, according to the report.

Two small children were present, according to the report.

Lewis was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and first-degree  possession of a controlled substance possession (methamphetamine).

She and Tanner were both charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription controlled substance not in proper container and public intoxication.

They were taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where Lewis remained Wednesday evening and from which Tanner was released Tuesday, according to the jail’s online records.

Drive charged

with child endangerment

A driver was charged with driving under the influence, endangering the welfare of a minor and disorderly conduct Friday after yelling profanities at police during a traffic stop near Taco Bell in Berea, according to a police news release.

After officers were called to the area, they observed a vehicle with a juvenile passenger nearly strike a curb and then conducted the traffic stop, the report stated.

The driver, Tony Brock, 33, of Berea, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet, the report stated. He then began yelling profanities and refused to stop, it added.

He also was charged with driving under the influence (first offense). He was taken to the detention center from which he was released Saturday, according to the jail’s online records.

Driver facing DUI,

drug charges

Responsing to a call about a possibly intoxicated driver early Friday, police arrested Christopher L. Durham, 31, of Berea, charging him with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence (second offense).

An officer pulled Durham’s vehicle over on Chestnut Street, near Circle K, and determined he was under the influence based on his slow speech and constricted pupils, the police report stated.

Durham was transported to the Madison County Detention Center, where two suboxone strips were found in his wallet, the report added.

He was released early Tuesday morning, according to the jail’s online records.

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