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January 14, 2014

Man charged with trafficking heroin, pills at hotel

RICHMOND — A Detroit man was charged with several drug offenses Thursday after Richmond police received a complaint about drug use at Care Free Suites.

Deonte M. Long, 19, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin and oxycodone), trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were sent at 4:50 p.m. to the hotel on Colby Taylor Drive, according to an RPD report. The officers went to the room they received the complaint about and reported encountering Long.

The officers said they detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the room, and during a search found 14.4 grams of heroin, 386 oxycodone pills, 15 bags of marijuana weighting a total of about 38 grams, a set of digital scales and drug packaging and use materials.

Officers found $1,802 in cash in Long’s possession, the report also stated.

Long was taken to the detention center where he remained Monday evening.

RPD: Man uses brother’s identity, gets arrested on brother’s warrant

Police charged Elton Gillam, 26, Union Grove, N.C., with identity theft after he falsely identified himself Friday as another in an attempt to avoid arrest.

An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on East Main Street, according to an RPD report.  Gillam was a passenger in the vehicle, and the officer reported he gave the name, date of birth and Social Security number of his brother in an attempt to avoid arrest on a Pennsylvania warrant.   However, a flagrant nonsupport warrant existed for his brother from Boone County, and Gilliam was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center on the charge. Gillam later admitted his true identity to MCDC personnel.

Police then charged Gillam with identity theft.

Police charge two men in connection with cigarette theft

Two men were charged Friday evening after an officer saw one of them grab some cartons of cigarettes from a gas station store and flee in a vehicle with no license plate, according to an RPD report.

An officer in the area of Redi Mart, 2032 Irvine Road, reported seeing a man running from the store carrying several cartons of cigarettes. The man entered a waiting vehicle and sped from the scene.

The officer followed the vehicle onto the Robert R. Martin Bypass and, joined by other police units, conducted a traffic stop.

Jeremy Yeager, the passenger, was later determined to be the person who took four cartons of cigarettes from Redi Mart without paying, according to the RPD report. The officers reported finding the cigarettes in the back seat of the vehicle along with its license plate.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of nine syringes, two spoons and a small amount of synthetic marijuana, the report stated. Police also reported finding a Suboxone strip in Jeremy Yeager’s possession.

At the jail, more synthetic marijuana was found hidden in his groin area, the report stated.

Jeremy Yeager was charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500), second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonist, second-degree promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence.

The driver of the vehicle, Shayne C. Yeager, 35, of Lexington, was charged with criminal facilitation of theft by unlawful taking (under $500).

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