Kentucky State Police arrested a man Monday night on nine charges after troopers saw a pickup truck leave a gas station, turn onto U.S. 421 South that allegedly had an expired registration tag that didn't belong to the truck.
Troopers pulled over the vehicle, which was being driven by Mitchell Wren, 45, Battlefield Memorial Highway, according to a citation. As they approached Wren, they noticed he wasn't wearing his seat belt.
Troopers then asked Wren for his license and insurance, which he said he didn't have either one, the citation states. Troopers noticed his pupils were pinpoint, his speech was slurred and he was rambling on about the vehicle.
Police asked Wren to exit the vehicle and asked who it belonged to, the citation states. Wren said the truck was his, and he had bought it from someone else.
Troopers had Wren perform a field-sobriety test, which he failed, and they arrested him, the citation states. Troopers then searched the truck and found a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.
Police took him to Baptist Health Richmond, where he refused a blood draw, the citation states. Wren was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, and he is charged with no registration receipt, no registration plates, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, improper display of registration plates, obstructed vision and/or windshield, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, no operator's license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc., and first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine). He was additionally arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
Wren remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Madison County deputies arrested Conway Lewis, 53, Charlie Norris Road, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and on a warrant that charges him with third-degree terroristic threatening after they went to his home following several complaints of drug trafficking.
When deputies arrived, they met with the homeowner, who gave police permission to search the residence, according to a citation. They found a baggie with suspected methamphetamine, and multiple people at the residence said it belonged to Lewis.
Lewis, however, said it wasn't his and that he didn't know who it belonged to, the citation states. Deputies also learned he was wanted on the warrant, which was unrelated.
According to the warrant, on May 13, Lewis told another person, "'I have a gun, I'll shoot you …' and 'I'm going to kill you.'"
Lewis was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Berea police arrested Natosha Rains, 22, Barbourville, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession and public intoxication by a controlled substance after officers responded to Redi Mart on Paint Lick Road following a call about a backed-in vehicle with three people inside it who were allegedly drinking alcohol.
Officers responded, and Rains exited the vehicle, according to a citation. She appeared unsteady and told officers she was drinking and was under the influence of an illegal substance.
Rains gave officers permission to search the vehicle and also said she had marijuana in her bra and a baggie with about 10 grams of methamphetamine, the citation states. Police recovered both bags and also found two syringes.
Officers also arrested Alexius Sizemore, 18, Manchester for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. She was also in the vehicle and said she had an open container of vodka, according to a second citation.
Officers searched Sizemore and found two baggies of suspected methamphetamine, and they found a syringe with suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. Sizemore said all of it belonged to her.
Another passenger, Ashley Lewis, 28, Manchester, was in the back seat, and officers learned she was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear, according to a third citation. Officers also searched a backpack that was next to her. They found 34 syringes, a scale with residue and a baggie containing a crystal substance. One of the syringes also contained a liquid suspected to be methamphetamine.
Lewis was charged with first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, the third citation states.
All there were taken to the MCDC, where they remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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