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May 2, 2014

Four arrested on drug charges

RICHMOND — Local law enforcement agencies arrested four people on drug charges this week.

One case involved heroin, and the other involved an active meth lab, according to the arresting agencies.

On Thursday, Richmond police bike patrol officers arrested Devoe Stephens, 26, of Nicholasville, after the car he was in stopped inappropriately behind a Ballard Drive apartment, according to Assistant RPD Chief Robert Mott.

Stephens was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, but he and Amanda Williams, 29, of Nicholasville, who was in the car with him, are facing drug and other charges after police said they found them in possession of heroin and other illegal items.

Stephens was in possession of approximately 1.5 grams of heroin, 8mg of Suboxone, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the police report stated. Williams also was in possession of a small amount of heroin and syringes, it added.

Stephens was charged with: first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), second-degree possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, no automobile registration and failure of owner to maintain insurance.

As he was being booked into the Madison County Dentention Center, jail personnel said they discovered Stephens had another small bag of heroin on his person, leading to a charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

Williams was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (heroin) and drug paraphernalia possession.

Both remained in jail Friday evening, according to the detention center’s online records.

Two charged with meth making

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and a woman Wednesday after they reported finding an active meth lab and stolen property in a Lexington Road garage.

Jamie Grubb, owner of the property, and Michael Griffith, who was living in the garage, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and two counts of receiving stolen property.

If convicted, this would be Grubb’s second offense, elevating her charges to a Class A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, according to the sheriff’s report.

The discovery and arrests came after deputies responded to a tip of possible stolen property and a meth lab inside the garage, the report added.

A search of the property revealed an active meth lab, several boxes of auto parts stolen from Jackson County, and a 16-by-8-foot trailer reported stolen in Madison County earlier the same day.

Both were lodged in the detention center but released the next day, according to online jail records.

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