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March 3, 2013

KSP stop Richmond man, charge him with meth, heroin trafficking

State Police

MADISON COUNTY —

A Richmond man was charged Saturday afternoon with trafficking methamphetamine and heroin after Kentucky State Police troopers stopped his vehicle on Colonel Road.

Douglas C. Stevens, 41, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and additional traffic offenses, including failure to maintain vehicle insurance.

Stevens was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon when he was stopped at 3:26 p.m. for equipment violations, according to a KSP news release. Madison County Detention Center online records indicate his vehicle did not have operating brake lights.

Upon further investigation, Trooper Charles Brandenburg arrested and charged Stevens with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Stevens’ car was searched, and the trooper reported finding heroin, meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside, the release stated.

Stevens was taken to the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Sunday evening under a $25,000 bond, according to a jail booking officer.

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