The Richmond Register

Local News

August 26, 2013

Man charged with trafficking in pain meds

RICHMOND — Police charged 37-year-old John W. Medley, Merrick Drive, with several drug offenses following a traffic stop Friday.

An RPD detective saw Medley driving a vehicle at 1:40 p.m. on North Second Street. The detective was aware that Medley’s operator’s license had been suspended and promptly stopped the vehicle, according to the police report.

When Medley was removed from his vehicle, he attempted to discard two pill bottles that were retrieved by the detective, the report stated. The bottles were found to contain 26 hydrocodone pills, 20 oxycodone pills and nine buprenorphine pills.  

A subsequent search of Medley produced a bag of marijuana and 30 Suboxone strips, the RPD officer reported.

Medley was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and operating on a suspended license.

A bench warrant from the Madison District Court charging Medley with failure to appear also was served on him.  

Police charge Lebanon man with assault, damaging vehicle

Richmond police charged 36-year-old David S. Martin, of Lebanon, with vandalism and assault following a domestic complaint Saturday.

A complainant/victim reported that she and Martin had been involved in a verbal argument at the Days Inn. During the course of the argument, Martin forcibly removed a set of keys from the victim’s hand, causing a minor cut, according to the police report.  

The complainant told police Martin then punched the victim’s car door causing more than $1,000 in damage.  

Martin was found at the Days Inn and taken into custody. He was charged with fourth-degree assault and first-degree criminal mischief, and he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.    

Police report finding meth, pot, pills in car

Richmond police charged 36-year-old Clifton B. Wilson, of Lexington, with several drug offenses after investigating a complaint.

Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Keeneland Drive early Monday morning to investigate a report that an intoxicated man was sitting in his vehicle.  

An officer found Wilson and determined that he was intoxicated, according to the RPD news release. The officer reported he saw suspected methamphetamine powder on the console of the vehicle.  

Wilson was taken into custody and after searching him, the officer reported finding a Lortab pill and a syringe.  

A further search of the vehicle revealed three additional Lortab pills, three Suboxone pills, four alprazolam pills, two small bags of methamphetamine and a bag of marijuana, according to the RPD.

Wilson was charged with public intoxication, first-, second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A bench warrant from the Fayette County District Court on a charge of failure to appear also was served on Wilson.

Text Only
Local News
  • 4-20 Shoulders-B.jpg Eggs fly at park

    Easter has probably never been so “eggstravagant” in Richmond as it was Saturday during the annual Eggstravaganza in Irvine-McDowell Park.
    For the first time, thousands of eggs were dropped, appropriately by an “eggbeater”-type helicopter, in addition to thousands of eggs already scattered on the grass below. Together, they numbered about 10,000, according to Erin Moore, Richmond Parks and Recreation director.

    April 20, 2014 12 Photos

  • City awaits funds for Water Street project

    Richmond city officials are still awaiting word on grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Water Street drainage project.
    However, Mayor Jim Barnes said he is confident the money should come through by May 1.

    April 20, 2014

  • Kitcarson1.jpg Elementary schools built in ‘60s getting upgrades

    Renovation of three Madison County elementary schools built in Richmond during the 1960s will start this summer.
    The county school board voted Thursday to continue with the second phase of state paperwork required for the projects.
    With a target completion date of August 2015, renovations and alterations at Daniel Boone, Kit Carson and White Hall elementary schools are estimated to cost almost $12 million.

    April 20, 2014 9 Photos

  • KY 52 link to I-75 to be discussed May 13

    While a proposed link from Nicholasville to Exit 95 on Interstate 75 north of Richmond has garnered attention and organized opposition, the state also is developing plans to link I-75 to another community to the west.

    April 20, 2014

  • May 30 last school day for students

    After 16 snows days and two weather delays this winter, the Madison County School Board decided Thursday to end the school year on Friday, May 30.

    April 19, 2014

  • 4-19 TechExtra1.jpg Students showcase projects in Technology Extravaganza

    Madison County School students showed off just how tech savvy they can be during the district’s sixth annual Technology Extravaganza on Thursday at Madison Central High School. After the showcase, more than 350 students were honored for their work.

    April 19, 2014 7 Photos

  • 4-19 SchoolBoardJesseWard.jpg Ward honored for service; tech center named after him

    Retired Madison County educator Jesse Ward was recognized Thursday for his many years of service. To honor him, Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced the board’s decision to rename the district’s technology training center on North Second Street in Richmond the Jesse P. Ward Technology and Training Center.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 Brian Smith.jpg Berea man indicted on 24 child porn counts

    A Madison grand jury has indicted a Berea man on 24 counts related to child pornography.

    Brian J. Smith, 26, is charged with four counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performances by a minor.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 Gregory Powell.jpg Police apprehend burglary suspect

    An observant witness was able to help Richmond police catch a burglary suspect shortly after a break-in Thursday afternoon on Savanna Drive off Berea Road.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-18 PackTrack1a.jpg Walkers, runners of every age ‘Pack the Track’

    Waco Elementary and Model Laboratory schools students raised more than $8,000 (and counting) for the annual Pack the Track event at Eastern Kentucky University’s Tom Samuels Track Thursday, said Kim DeCoste of the Madison County Diabetes Coalition.

    April 18, 2014 14 Photos

AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should Richmond rezone the southwest corner of Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue to B-1 (Neighborhood Business) with restrictions to allow construction of a financial services office?

Yes
No
     View Results