The Richmond Register

August 26, 2013

Man charged with trafficking in pain meds

Register Staff Report

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.

Thefts & burglaries

The following thefts and burglaries were reported to Richmond police from Aug. 19 to Sunday:


An employee of Speedway, Eastern Bypass, reported that she inadvertently left her Galaxy Nexus cellular telephone (Sprint) in a pink Otter Box in the restroom. When she realized her error and returned to the restroom, the telephone had been taken. Estimated loss: $400.


A resident in the 300 block of Mannington Court reported that several items had been stolen from his garage some time during the past two weeks. There were no signs of forced entry. The following items were reported missing: a black and silver Memphis 1000-watt amplifier; a silver Gothic 540-watt amplifier; an Audiobahn 1000-watt amplifier; a 12-inch square Kicker subwoofer in a black carpeted box; and an AutoNavi navigation system. Estimated loss: $1,500.


A resident in the 400 block of Norwood Drive reported that a white stone unicorn statue had been stolen from her front yard during the morning. The unicorn was in a laying down position with the statue being approximately 3 feet long and 1 foot tall. Estimated loss: $200.

Aug. 19

 A complainant reported that she inadvertently left her wallet on the counter at the Walmart pharmacy. Upon realizing her error and returning, the victim found that her wallet had been taken. The wallet was a brown and purple leather clutch that contained credit cards and personal identification documents. Two suspects identified in the theft were described as:

• White female, approximately 45 to 50 years old, heavy build, brown hair in a bun, wearing glasses, a purple shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes.

• White male, approximately 45 to 50 years old, heavy build, long gray hair, facial hair, wearing a blue hat, gray sleeveless shirt with lettering, blue shorts, and black and white athletic shoes.    

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.