Richmond police arrested a man Thursday for controlled substance trafficking (heroin) in connection to a drug sale that happened in April leading to an overdose death on May 2.
Charles Nutter, 41, Henry White Road, was arrested earlier in the day for second offense first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia by Kentucky State Police. Troopers then took him to the Richmond Police Department for an interview because of the ongoing overdose investigation.
During the interview, Nutter denied trafficking heroin, but did admit to selling marijuana to the person who overdosed on May 2. He refused to answer further questions, his arrest citation states.
However, on May 2, when officers responded to the overdose, they found suspected heroin and/or fentanyl in the victim's wallet. They also found the victim's cell phone, and through investigation, officers found "a large number of conversations indicative of drug transactions between (Nutter) and the victim," the citation states.
On Feb. 3, the victim asked Nutter if he knew were to get "15s or a 3," which the citation states most likely were pills. Nutter gave several names, and the victim asked, "'What bout the other?'" the citation reads. Nutter responded with, "'What food?'" which refers to heroin, according to the citation.
On April 11, Nutter said he had a room at a Richmond hotel and the victim responded saying they would go to an ATM and then be there, the citation states. Nutter then invited the victim to his room.
On April 17, the victim messaged Nutter asking him what he was doing, and Nutter said he was heading to Richmond to "'re-up,'" the citation states. The victim said they wanted some, and Nutter described the color, quality and price of his product. The victim then requested a transaction, the citation states.
Nutter was found in Irvine before he was brought to the police department for the interview. He was then taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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