Five people were arrested by the Madison County HIDTA Drug Task Force Monday afternoon for trafficking drugs after police were called to a residence on Hager Drive early Monday morning when it was reported a woman was screaming.

When officers with the Richmond Police Department arrived, they could smell marijuana coming from within the apartment, according to arrest citations.

Destiny Chenault, 22, Hager Drive, Richmond, allowed police inside, and officers saw her conceal a digital scale inside her pants. She gave it to police upon request.

George Walker, 25, Richmond Green Drive, Richmond, was in an upstairs bedroom, and Demtrious Whiting, 20, East Irvine Street, Zayon Jones, 19, E Street, and Antwaun Warford, Cottonwood Drive, all of Richmond, were in the living room. 

All five were escorted out while police conducted a safety sweep.

During the safety sweep of the apartment, police found suspected marijuana in an upstairs bedroom in plain view, citations state.

Police then obtained a search warrant, and the Madison County HIDTA Drug Task Force searched the residence. They found three bags of suspected ecstasy pills, 44 grams of suspected heroin, more than 500 grams of marijuana (most of which was found in Chenault's bedroom), a bag of mixed pills (including suspected Xanax), U.S. currency, 16 grams of methamphetamine, multiple digital scales, Narcan and a handgun that nobody claimed was theirs.

Walker and Chenault live in the residence, citations state. Chenault said the marijuana was hers, but everything else wasn't, her arrest citation states.

Walker's car was also searched, and police found 11 Adderall pills in an unmarked prescription bottle, about 5 grams of marijuana and $106 in cash. He said the marijuana, pills and scale found in his bedroom belonged to him, but that everything else wasn't his.

Whiting allowed police to search him, and officers found a folded dollar bill with a fine white powdery substance in it, which he said he found on the ground, his arrest citation states. He said he was at the apartment just visiting and that nothing found inside it was his.

Police searched Jones, as well, and found a handgun and 59 grams of marijuana concealed on his person, his citation states. Jones said he had no knowledge of the methamphetamine or heroin that was found inside the apartment.

Warford also told police he didn't know about the methamphetamine or heroin and said he was visiting. During a search of his person, police found a larger sum of cash in his wallet and a handgun in his backpack, his citation states.

The charges for all five are as follows, according to their individual citations:

• Chenault: trafficking in marijuana (more than 8 ounces but less than 5 pounds, enhancement), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, controlled substance trafficking (heroin, enhancement), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 10 dosage units of an unspecified drug, enhancement), tampering with physical evidence, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, enhancement) and third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified).

• Walker: possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, marijuana possession, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, controlled substance trafficking (heroin, enhancement), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, enhancement) and first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified).

• Whiting: first-degree controlled substance possession (cocaine), controlled substance trafficking (heroin) and first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine).

• Jones: marijuana trafficking (less than 8 ounces, enhancement), controlled substance trafficking (heroin, enhancement) and first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine).

• Warford: controlled substance trafficking (heroin, enhancement) and first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, enhancement).

All five were taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where they remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

Reach Sara Kuhl at 624-6626; follow her on Twitter @saraekuhl.

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