Richmond police arrested a man for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine), operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia Tuesday evening after officers were called to the parking lot of Big Lots because of possible suspicious activity.
The caller said they saw Michael McIntosh, 38, Ravenna, pull into a parking spot beside their car, according to a citation. McIntosh then opened his truck door, yelled, screamed and struck himself.
When officers arrived, McIntosh was still yelling and striking himself, and his truck was turned on with his feet on both the gas and brake, the citation states. In plain view, officers noticed a Mountain Dew can with drug residue and a cotton filter on the top in a cup holder.
Officers turned off the truck and got McIntosh outside of it, and they noticed he had bloodshot eyes with pinpoint pupils, the citation states.
During a search of the truck, police found a container with about 3.7 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, several needles and a methamphetamine pipe with residue, according to the citation.
McIntosh was taken to the Baptist Health Richmond emergency room, where he admitted to using heroin and planned on driving, the citation states. He claimed the methamphetamine wasn't his and was left behind in the truck by someone else.
McIntosh was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Kentucky State Police arrested Rhonda McDonald, 42, Hensley Lane, Richmond, for rear license not illuminated, no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia Tuesday night after police saw her driving on East Irvine Street without having her license plate illuminated.
Troopers also noticed that the registration was canceled for failure to maintain insurance, according to a citation. When officers approached McDonald and told her why she was being pulled over, she was extremely nervous.
Police had McDonald exit the car and asked her if there was anything illegal in the car, the citation states. She said there wasn't and that all she was doing was taking a friend to Waco.
Troopers asked to search the vehicle, and McDonald consented, the citation states. They found a backpack that contained a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue, digital scales and a baggie with a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, along with a handgun under the driver seat.
McDonald was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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