A Madison grand jury last week indicted six people on drug charges in four separate cases. Other individuals were indicted for the theft of an air-conditioning unit and a fire arm.
Three of those indicted on drug charges were arrested by Richmond Police on Oct. 4 after a traffic stop near the intersection of Glyndon Avenue and Fourth Street.
After initially failing to yield to a patrol car’s blue lights, the driver, Jennifer VanWinkle, 44, left her vehicle and fled a short distance on foot before obeying an officer’s order to halt, said RPD Chief Larry Brock.
A search of VanWinkle’s purse produced a crack pipe, three clonazepam tablets, a small amount of marijuana and two promethazine (Phenergan) tablets, according to Brock.
A search of the vehicle produced a bag containing additional crack pipes, metal scrub pads, and a metal spoon with suspected drug residue. A hypodermic needle also was found. Another bag found in the vehicle, under the joint control of its three occupants, contained two grams of cocaine, according to the police report.
A passenger in the vehicle, Oji Egodotaye, 24, of Race Street, allegedly threw a quantity of cocaine and marijuana from the vehicle to prevent police from detecting it, the chief said.
VanWinkle, Egodotaye and another passenger, Lee Ann Courtney, 35, of Francis Street, each were indicted Nov. 16 on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance-cocaine.
Egodotaye was indicted on one count of evidence tampering.
Egodotaye and VanWinkle also were indicted on one count of marijuana possession.
Egodotaye and Courtney were indicted on one count of drug-paraphernalia possession.
VanWinkle also was indicted on one count of third-degree possession of controlled substance-alprazolam and one count of possessing a legend drug-Promethazine.
Terry D. Mallory, 28, of Sizemore Drive was indicted on six drug-related charges stemming from a Sept. 15 incident and another on Oct. 14.
Richmond Police, who knew he had no driver’s license, were about to stop Mallory when he pulled into the police station parking lot, Brock said.
Officers recovered about an ounce of marijuana and a pack of rolling papers from him after the stop, the chief said. When Mallory was later booked at the Madison County Detention Center, a small amount of cocaine was found on his person, the chief said.
Mallory was indicted on two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance-cocaine, one count of marijuana possession, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and one count of promoting contraband.
Anthony S. Harris, 27, of Richmond, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance-cocaine and one count of three-degree possession of a controlled substance-clonazepam. He was arrested by Richmond Police on Oct. 6.
Charles L. Walden, 19, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance-morphine, and one count of third-degree possession of a controlled substance-cocaine. He was arrested Aug. 6.
Alex T. Edington, 33, of Foxhaven Drive, was indicted on one count of felony theft for allegedly stealing an air conditioning unit from a location on the street where he lives, only blocks from the Richmond Police station. A second indictment charges him with being a persistent felony offender.
Bryan J. Robinson, 27, of Richmond, was indicted on a felony-theft charge for allegedly stealing a fire arm. The theft charge was compounded by Robinson’s criminal record, leading to additional indictments, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and being a persistent felony offender.
Sandra L. Abney, 40 of St. Petersburg, Fla., was indicted on one count of first-degree bail jumping. She had been arrested June 10 by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on a flagrant non-support charge and released Aug. 4 on a $10,000 unsecured bond, according to the detention center’s website.
Bill Robinson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 624-6622.