The Madison County Drug Task Force arrested a man and a woman for trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (2 grams or more of methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after police went to Quality Quarters as part of an ongoing drug investigation.
Police arrived at the hotel Wednesday evening and were allowed inside a room where Kathleen Paolini, 28, and Shawn Farmer, 32, were residing, according to a citation. As soon as law enforcement entered the room, they saw a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine.
Police asked Farmer about the pipe, and he threw it into a garbage can, the citation states. Farmer and Paolini were detained, and police obtained a search warrant for the room.
Law enforcement found about 4 grams of methamphetamine, two syringes loaded with suspected heroin, multiple small baggies commonly used to package narcotics for sale, a digital scale, a scale weight and a baggie of suspected heroin. Additionally, the pipe in the trashcan contained suspected methamphetamine residue, according to the citation.
Both Paolini and Farmer were taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where they remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Berea police arrested Kristin Elam, 26, unknown address, and Tommy Eaton, 45, Radford Road, Berea, for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after officers pulled over a vehicle on Glades Road Wednesday night for a license plate that was allegedly not illuminated.
Officers spoke with Eaton, the driver, who said his license was suspended, which officers confirmed, according to a citation. He then consented to a search of himself and the vehicle.
Police found about 9.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine, three glass methamphetamine pipes, two sets of digital scales and numerous empty baggies with some residue, the citation states.
Officers also found suspected marijuana in baggies and a marijuana grinder, as well as two gabapentin tablets and $34, a second citation states.
Elam was also charged with marijuana possession and third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified). Eaton was also charged with rear license not illuminated and operating on a suspended or revoked license. Both were taken to the MCDC, where they remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Also arrested recently were:
• Derrek Walters, 36, Patsy Drive, Richmond, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offender. He was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
• Terry Boyd, 42, Kings Trace Drive, Berea, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), license to be in possession, failure to or improper signal, second-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), prescription controlled substance not properly contained and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.
• Summer Turner, 18, Eastern Hills Drive, careless driving, first-degree controlled substance possession (cocaine), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., rear license not illuminated and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.
• Brian Doty, 52, Powell Valley, Berea, theft by failure to make required disposition of property (more than $500, but less than $10,000). He was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
• Robert Brown, 30, Morning View Road, Berea, third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified). He was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
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