Judge Brandy Brown of Madison Circuit Court Div. I sentenced Anthony E. Chambers, 53, of Lexington, to 10 years in prison for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (4 grams or more of cocaine) and second-degree persistent felony offender, as amended.
Chambers was arrested in January, according to a previous Register article. Richmond officers were helping Madison County deputies find a black male wearing a grey sweatsuit in the Eastern Hills Drive area, and they observed a vehicle circling the area. Police performed a traffic stop on the vehicle due to the driver, Chambers, matching the description of the suspect. As officers were talking to Chambers, he was hesitant to turn the vehicle off and step out, according to a citation.
Chambers eventually got out of the vehicle and was detained while police received confirmation he was the suspect deputies were looking for, which he was not. While detained, officers patted Chambers down and police could see inside his pocket, observing a large amount of cash and narcotics. When police retrieved the bag, officers recognized it as cocaine. The bag weighed about 20.4 grams, and there were 59 smaller bags inside along with $1,420, mostly in $20 bills, the citation notes.
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Also sentenced recently were:
• Keyon Ownes, age and address unknown, eight years for second-degree robbery, as amended, to be served concurrent with an unrelated case.
• Edward Fields, 32, East Main Street, Richmond, eight years for trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and 90 days for marijuana possession, to be served concurrently. A charge of second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.
• Kimani Hester, 26, Cincinnati, eight years for convicted felon in possession of a hand gun, one year for tapering with physical evidence, to be served concurrently, and 30 days for marijuana possession, also to be served concurrently.
• Johnothan Harris, 28, Tulip Drive, Richmond, two years for first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), five years for tampering with physical evidence, to be served concurrently, and second-degree persistent felony offender, which enhances the tampering with physical evidence sentence to seven years instead of five.
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