Police have charged a London woman Friday with possessing methamphetamine and also attempting to buy one of the drug’s key ingredients to sell or trade for meth.
Lisa D. Hacker, 35, was arrested after Richmond police received reports about a man and woman acting suspiciously while trying to buy pseudoephedrine at Meijer and later at Rite Aid in the University Shopping Center, according to an RPD news release.
While police were unable to find the couple at Meijer, encountered Hacker and a male companion in a vehicle outside the store, the release stated.
Officers determined that Hacker was acquiring pseudoephedrine to sell for cash or trade for methamphetamine, a practice called “smurfing,” according to the RPD.
Officers searched the vehicle and reported finding a pipe with suspected meth residue in the bottom, rolling papers, a small amount of marijuana, a syringe, an open can of beer and a box of Claritin-D, which contained pseudoephedrine.
“Hacker was often unruly during the contact, screaming and yelling in the parking lot,” according to the release.
Hacker was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an alcoholic container in a motor vehicle and second-degree disorderly conduct.
She is being held under a $5,000 bond but she also has a warrant as a fugitive from another state, according to jail officials.
The man with Hacker was served with a bench warrant from Knox District Court on a charge of failure to appear.
woman on three
A Richmond woman was arrested on a variety of warrants, including one for a felony charge, when police say she tried to give them a false identity.
Jennifer G. Horn, 47, Eastern Bypass, was stopped by police Saturday in the parking lot of Rite Aid at the University Shopping Center while officers were conducting a drug trafficking investigation, according to an RPD news release.
The officer asked Horn to provide identification, but Horn used a name and identifying information of another person, the release stated.
The officer reported finding a marijuana cigarette and documents from Horn’s purse that revealed her true identity.
After learning Horn’s identity, the officer determined she had three outstanding arrest warrants – one from Madison District Court on a charge of failure to pay fines; another from Madison Circuit Court on charges of failure to appear and failure to pay child support; and a third from Scott Circuit Court for failure to appear on flagrant nonsupport charges.
Horn was charged with possession of marijuana and theft of identity and then taken to the Madison County Detention Center. She is being held under bonds totaling $25,683 and unpaid child support of $1,800, according to jail officials.
arrest in theft
Richmond police arrested and charged a man Thursday with the theft of a gun last summer.
Leor M. Nangle, 58, of Race Street, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
A complainant told police Friday morning that several items had been stolen from his brother’s Race Street home during the past several months, and he identified Nangle as a suspect, according to the RPD.
During the investigation, an officer found that a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver had been stolen from the victim by Nangle during the summer, the RPD reported.
Nangle was interviewed at the scene of the theft and taken into custody.
Gun reported stolen from vehicle on
A resident in the 100 block of Circle Drive reported Sunday that a Hi-Point 9mm pistol, model M-9, was stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle some time during the prior two days. The pistol is worth $160.
• A resident in the 300 block of Overland Drive reported Friday that a utility trailer, worth $800, had been stolen from the yard of his home during the night. It was a black steel Tarter 5-by-10 foot trailer with a mesh floor and a red weed trimmer rack in the front.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suicide attempt fatal for inmate
A Todd County man died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital following a suicide attempt at the Madison County Detention Center, according to Madison and Fayette county officials.
George Kenneth Williams, 50, of Allensville, was transported Monday afternoon by Madison County EMS to Baptist Health Richmond, according to EMS Director Jimmy Cornelison. He was then transferred to Baptist Health in Lexington where he died Tuesday, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
CCDW instructor indicted on charges of failing to provide training
A Madison County grand jury has indicted a carry-concealed weapons permit instructor on charges he falsely claimed to have provided instruction to one person for a CCDW permit and provided incomplete training to three others.
Christopher D. Fins was indicted April 9 on one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training and three counts of providing incomplete firearms training.
Fins faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four felony charges.
EKU dorm sprinklers may have been activated maliciously
Fire-suppression sprinklers went off about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.
Fluctuating pressure then caused a campus water main to break, according to EKU spokesperson Mark Whitt.
The cause is uncertain, but university officials are investigating to determine if the sprinklers were activated maliciously, Whitt said.
The residence hall houses 260 students who were placed in other university housing or stayed with friends. All were able to move back in later in the day, he said.
Sixth person charged in motel meth bust
A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.
Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.
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