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June 25, 2013

Woman charged with suspected heroin found at Walmart

BEREA — Walmart employees called police Thursday after they found suspected illegal drugs in a store dressing room.

Police later charged Kelley Dillard, 30, of Shopville with first-degree possession and trafficking in a controlled substance, according to a Berea Police Department news release.

The employees went into the dressing room after Dillard left it, and inside they found a container with several balloons with an unknown substance inside them, the release stated.

Officers took the container to the police department and tested the balloons’ contents, where it was determined to be heroin, it stated.

A short time later, police were called back to Walmart because Dillard returned to the store. When she learned police had been called, she reportedly ran to a vehicle and drove away. Officers later located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

Dillard was taken to the police department to be interviewed where she admitted the container was hers, the news release stated.

 

Woman charged with methamphetamine possession

Police charged Tina Stewart, 45, of Irvine with first-degree possession Friday, after they were called to a residence on the 100 block of Jason Circle to assist EMS with a medical emergency.

According to the release, the officers located Stewart in a restroom. Two small plastic bags with a white substance inside, a syringe and two spoons were also found in the restroom. The white substance field tested positive for methamphetamine, the police report stated.

 

Man charged with receiving stolen property

Thursday, police arrested Fatin Menhaz, 19, of Berea, in connection with the theft of a computer, valued at $1,149, from Berea College.

The officers were called to the Greyhound Bus Station, where they located Menhaz, but he did not have the computer with him. Menhaz told the officers he had pawned the computer in Richmond for $270, the police report stated.

Menhaz was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.

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    Madison was one of 12 Kentucky counties with a 2013 jobless rate unchanged from the previous year, according to statistics released Tuesday.

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    City officials in Danville have tabled an anti-discrimination proposal.
    The Advocate-Messenger reports that the move on Monday came after questions were raised about its legality and suggestions were made for changes.

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  • $250,000 wrecker stolen

    A representative of Barger’s Wrecking Service, North Porter Drive, reported to Richmond police Sunday that a black, 1996 Peterbilt wrecker with company logos on it was stolen from the business’ parking lot. The wrecker is valued at $250,000, according to the police report.

    April 15, 2014

  • Owner requests business zoning for corner of West Main and Tates Creek

    The owner of three lots at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue wants the property rezoned from R-1B (Single-family Residential) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business).

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  • Regents approve smoke-free campus policy

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