Richmond police arrested a man on a Madison County indictment warrant Thursday morning that charges him with second offense controlled substance trafficking (carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives).

Christopher Arnold

Christopher Arnold

Christopher Arnold, 39, Estonia Drive, was arrested on North Keeneland Drive, according to a citation.

He was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Tonya Hart, 26, Robbinson Terrace, Richmond, on six charges after officers pulled her over on Robert R. Martin Bypass early Thursday morning and arrested her again on three additional charges after she was taken to the MCDC.

Tonya Hart

Tonya Hart

Officers pulled Hart over after they noticed her vehicle only had one headlight that was operating, according to the first citation. When officers spoke with Hart, she gave them someone else's driver's license.

Police learned Hart's identity and knew she was wanted on warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court, the citation states. The vehicle she was driving also didn't have a valid license plate and instead had a temporary tag that belonged to another vehicle. Hart also couldn't provide proof of insurance, and her license was suspended.

Officers asked Hart if she had anything on her as they placed her in a police vehicle, and she said she didn't, according to a second citation.

However, once she was at the jail, a deputy jailer asked her if she had anything, and she admitted to having marijuana inside her, the citation states. The deputy jailer strip-searched Hart and found a roach and a small baggie of marijuana.

Officers asked her why she didn't tell them before she was taken to the jail, and Hart said she forgot she had it, according to the citation.

Between the two arrests, Hart is charged with one headlight, operating on a suspended or revoked license, failure of non-owner/operator to maintain required insurance, no registration plates, no registration receipt, identity theft, marijuana possession, first-degree promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence.

She remained in jail Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Anthony Cates, 35, Long Hollow Road, Berea, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) after troopers were called to Charlie Norris Road Thursday morning for a drug complaint.

Anthony Cates

Anthony Cates

The caller said that a resident was selling drugs and that a green motorcycle was there, according to a citation. Troopers arrived and found Cates and a resident in an out building. The resident gave police permission to search the out building.

Troopers also asked Cates if he had anything on his person, and he said he didn't and emptied his pockets, the citation states. Cates then turned his back toward troopers and attempted to not show them a pouch he had.

Cates realized troopers saw the pouch, and he became nervous and shaking, dropping everything he had, according to the citation. Inside the pouch, troopers found suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe.

Cates was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Madison County deputies arrested Robin Oliver, 36, Hampton Way, Richmond, for third-degree controlled substance possession Wednesday afternoon after deputies pulled over a vehicle that had no left tail light.

Robin Oliver

Robin Oliver

Oliver was a passenger, and deputies learned she was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear, according to a citation. The driver gave police consent to search, and inside Oliver's purse, deputies found 12 gabapentin pills.

Before she was taken to the MCDC, deputies asked her four times if she had anything on her, and she said no, a second citation states. However, once she was checked by deputy jailers, it was discovered she had marijuana in a folded piece of paper. She was additionally charged with marijuana possession and second-degree promoting contraband.

Oliver remained in jail Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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