Two of the four criminal charges against an 82-year-old Berea man, who has been accused of trading pills for sexual favors, were dropped Wednesday.

Archie Anglin had been arrested Oct. 21 and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly giving two women Oxycontin pills in exchange for sexual favors.

“He was trading them for sexual favors,” Berea Police Department Capt. Ken Clark said at the time of Anglin’s arrest. “In the investigation, we had talked to some women that said that he was engaged in that and there had been several times that younger women that were not related to him were in his home.”

He also faced charges of second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, but those charges were dropped Wednesday morning in Madison District Court.

“The two counts of possession were dropped because Mr. Anglin had valid prescriptions for the pills in question, the Xanax and the hydrocodone,” said attorney Michael Eubanks, who represented Anglin.

Anglin is scheduled to reappear in court Nov. 5 for a preliminary hearing on the trafficking charge.

Berea police began to investigate Anglin earlier this year after he called several times to report missing medicine, household items and a television from his residence, Clark said.

“When officers would respond to those calls, there were often young women who were not related to Anglin at his home on KY 1016,” Clark said.

Police officers reportedly were initially concerned that the women, thought to be in their 20s, were taking advantage of Anglin because of his age.

Anglin was charged with the two counts of possession of a controlled substance after Berea Police Detective Lee Ann Roberts discovered what appeared to be 11 hydrocodone tablets and eight alprazolam pills, the generic form of Xanax, in an aspirin bottle when she served Anglin with a warrant Oct. 21 on the trafficking charge, the arrest report states.

“Anglin had tried to hide the bottle under his mattress,” Roberts wrote in the report.

Anglin faces other controlled substance charges stemming from an August arrest.

Anglin was a passenger in the vehicle of Gwenivere Szewczyk, 27, on Aug. 19 when she was arrested for driving with a suspended license and improper display of registration plates, Clark said.

During the arrest, a Berea police officer discovered that Anglin had Oxycontin, methadone, Xanax and Lortab in a Levitra prescription bottle. He was initially charged with possession of a prescription controlled substance not in its original container, Clark said. Police later added a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance because Anglin did not have a prescription for the methadone. Those charges are pending.

As far as the most recent allegations concerning the trading of sexual favors for drug trafficking, Anglin, via his attorney, has denied the charges.

“These allegations (of sexual favors) were made by two individuals. There is really no other evidence,” Eubanks said. “Mr. Anglin denies that these events occurred as alleged.”

Heather Harris can be reached at or by phone at 624-6694 or 893-2341.

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