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September 11, 2013

Woman charged with criminal abuse of child

BEREA — Berea police charged Aziza Morrison Sept. 3 with first-degree criminal abuse after the department was contacted by Social Services, according to a police report.

Officers learned Morris struck her 3-year-old child with a belt several times, leaving some bruises. Morris was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, but was released Wednesday, the report stated.

Couple arrested on drug trafficking charges

Sharon Nolen, 39, and Billy Nolen, 50, both of Berea, were charged Saturday with first- and third-degree trafficking in controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the report, BPD officers executed a search warrant on a residence in the 2000 block of Brooklyn Boulevard. Inside they found several prescription pill bottles which had been recently filled, but had a significant number of pills missing, the report stated. The bottles included oxycodone, clonazepam and Oxycontin.

The officers also found pill grinders and straws with residue inside them, the report stated.

Both Nolens were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where they remained Wednesday evening, according to the jail’s online records.

Man charged with drug possession, several warrants

Alan Thomas, 34, of Berea, was charged Sept. 5 with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and three active warrants, according to the report.

The report stated that when police arrested Thomas on the strength of the warrants, they found two and a half oxycodone tablets and one methadone tablet in his pants pocket.

Thomas was lodged in the detention center, where he remained Wednesday evening, according to the jail’s online records.

Woman arrested on drug-related charges

Miranda Graham, 29, of Berea, was charged Sept. 5 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence after officers stopped the vehicle she was driving for a minor traffic violation.

According to the report, the BPD K-9 was deployed to inspect the vehicle and gave a positive alert to the officers. Officers found several syringes and a spoon with an oxycodone tablet on it in Graham’s purse.

She told officers she had swallowed another pill as she was being pulled over, the report stated.

Graham was lodged in the detention center, but released the following day, according to the jail’s online records.

Man charged with drug possession

Curtis Cheeks, 33, of Berea, was charged Friday with first-degree possession of a controlled substance after officers stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation.

According to the report, Cheeks gave consent to officers to search his vehicle, where they found one oxycodone pill.

Cheeks was lodged in the detention center where he remained Wednesday evening, according to the jail’s online records.


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