Richmond police arrested a woman and two men for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (methamphetamine), controlled substance trafficking (heroin), marijuana trafficking (less than 8 ounces) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after officers spoke with the woman on Turpin Drive Saturday.
Police could smell marijuana coming from the home of Nikki Nester, 40, Turpin Drive, Richmond, and she consented to a search of a bedroom, according to her arrest citation.
Officers found suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, baggies containing pills, unused baggies, digital scales and marijuana pipes.
While they were searching the room, Samuel Whitaker, 25, of the same address, was hiding under the blankets, according to his arrest citation.
Nester admitted the marijuana was hers but said the other drugs belonged to Whitaker. Whitaker also told police the narcotics were his.
She also allowed officers to search her two cellphones, and police found messages between her and other drug users that confirmed she was selling drugs, the citation states.
Additionally, Nester told police another resident, Ronald Wolowicz, 49, was trafficking narcotics as well.
Police obtained a search warrant for his bedroom and found a large amount of suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine, suspected gabapentin, digital scales, clear baggies, marijuana and a large amount of cash, his arrest citation states.
Wolowicz was additionally charged with third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified).
Nester, Whitaker and Wolowicz were taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where they remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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