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May 3, 2013

Man indicted on charges involving 6 types of drugs

RICHMOND — A Richmond man was indicted Wednesday on several felony counts in a case involving the possession and trafficking of six types of illegal drugs.

A Madison grand jury indicted 41-year-old Steven Scott Roden, of North Madison Avenue, on three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Roden also was indicted as a first-degree felony offender, which bumps up several of his drug charges to Class A and B felonies. Those types of crimes carry sentences of 10 to 50 years or life in prison.

Roden was pulled over March 1 near the Eastern Bypass and Killarney Lane for a traffic violation, according to a Richmond police report.

The patrol officer reported finding 30 oxycodone pills on Roden. Upon searching his vehicle, the the officer said he found 75 hydrocodone pills, six grams of suspected heroin, 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, nine grams of marijuana, several Suboxone strips, 48 pseudoephedrine pills, syringes, baggies and a loaded .32-caliber handgun, the report stated.

Roden has remained in the Madison County Detention Center since his arrest under a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.

Other people indicted Wednesday and their charges

• Stephen Dean, first-degree criminal abuse

• Douglas C. Stevens, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense), failure to maintain insurance, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana

• Camela Gibson, first-degree, second-degree and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, prescription drug not in proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia

• Lonnie Reed, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• James Hurd, first-degree possession of a controlled substance

• Rebecca J. Kalman, eight counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree persistent felony offender

• Alfred J. Hairston, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (second offense), three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, no operator’s license and open alcohol container in motor vehicle.

Misdemeanor indictment

• Patrick Crawley, second-degree hindering apprehension.

Grand jury indictments do not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.

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