Judge Jean Logue of Circuit Court, Division II, sentenced a man to 16 years total on multiple drug trafficking charges Dec. 12.
Bobby Vanwinkle, 42, Daisy Road, Berea, was ordered to 10 years for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), three years for controlled substance trafficking (heroin), three years for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (4 grams or more of cocaine) -- all to be served consecutively -- one year for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (less than 10 dosage units, drug unspecified) and one year for tampering with physical evidence, both to be concurrent to the sentences for the other charges.
The following charges were dismissed: second-degree controlled substance possession, third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), marijuana possession, delivering/manufacturing drug paraphernalia and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to a previous Register article, Vanwinkle was arrested in June after Madison County deputies received an anonymous tip he had been seen in a white car and a red truck, staying at different motels. They had been attempting to find him because he was wanted on a warrant for a parole violation, according to a citation.
While deputies were investigating a motel in Berea, they observed a white car and a red truck in the parking lot. The white car left the parking lot and turned into the Creekside subdivision, the citation states. Deputies found it again as it turned onto Highway 595. At that point, deputies were able to see Vanwinkle in the passenger seat of the vehicle and pulled it over.
As deputies were pulling over the vehicle, they saw Vanwinkle trying to hide items, the citation states. When police approached the vehicle, he appeared nervous. He was taken into custody.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a small bag of methamphetamine, a marijuana bong, a yellow bag with more than 30 grams of methamphetamine, a set of scales, a pipe, four suboxone, two Xanax bars and 4 grams of marijuana, the citation states.
Vanwinkle was told to leave the police car he was in to enter another one before he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center. Deputies checked where he had been sitting in the first police car and found a bag that contained 6.3 grams of suspected heroin, 2.7 grams of cocaine, 4.8 grams of crack cocaine and a bag suspected to contain ecstasy.
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The following were also sentenced recently:
• Rachel Ngeno, 42, Reed Hill, Berea, five years diverted for three years or until restitution paid for false statement/misrepresentation to receive benefits.
• Stacy Davis, age and address unknown, five years diverted for three years for false statement/misrepresentation to receive benefits. Her sentence may be reduced if she pays restitution early.
• Charles Moore, age and address unknown, three years each probated for five years for two counts of false statement/misrepresentation to receive benefits. He was also ordered to pay restitution.
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