The Richmond Register

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July 5, 2013

Husband, wife charged with drug trafficking

More than 900 pills, $15,500 recovered

RICHMOND — A Race Street couple was charged Wednesday with a number of offenses, including drug trafficking, after police recovered more than 900 pills from their residence, according to a Richmond Police Department news release.

Bike patrol and narcotics unit officers investigating complaints of drug trafficking on Race Street stopped a vehicle Travis A. Smith, 33, was operating. Smith, who officers said was driving “recklessly” was charge with driving under the influence.

The officers reported they then made contact with Smith’s wife Alexis, 25, at the couple’s home, where  they conducted a search. The officers recovered 426 oxycodone pills, 510 Xanax pills, small amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine, a loaded handgun and $15,550 in cash.

Both Smiths were charged with first- and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were taken to the Madison County Detention Center, according to the police report, where Travis Smith remained Friday evening. No bond had been set for him, according to a jail booking officer, who said the jail had no record of Alexis Smith being booked.

Woman charged in home burglary

Cassandra Hill, 25, of North First Street, was charged with second-degree burglary Wednesday in connection with a crime reported in June, according to Richmond police.

On June 6, a resident of the 100 block of Bradbury Pointe Drive reported an estimated $4,100 worth of items had been taken from a home, including guns, knives, old money and jewelry.

Hill became a suspect in early July, according to the police report. Investigators determined she had been in possession of several of the stolen items and had transferred them to a third party, the report stated.

After Hill was interviewed Wednesday at the police station, she was charged and taken to the detention center. She was released later the same day on a $5,000 unsecured third-party bond.

The release stated the stolen property was being recovered.

Man charged with receiving stolen property

John Medley, 37, of Merrick Drive, was arrested Wednesday in connection with an April theft from Tractor Supply.

On April 22, a representative of Tractor Supply reported a Cub Cadet wood chipper valued at $800 had been stolen during the evening hours.

According to the release, police determined Medley was in possession of the wood chipper and had unsuccessfully tried to transfer it to another party.

Medley was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000 and lodged in the detention center but was released later the same day on a $2,000 unsecured third-party bond.

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