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Three people have been charged with drug trafficking after officers with the Richmond Police Department responded to two separate drug complaints over the weekend.

According to Richmond Assistant Police Chief Rodney Richardson, the public has been very active in recent weeks with providing crucial drug tips and complaints to law enforcement.

Those tips have led to multiple drug busts and the seizure of heroin and methamphetamine.

Richardson said the department is grateful for the public's help and hopes it continues.

"Absolutely, that's the reason," Richardson said when asked if tips have helped police make recent drug trafficking arrests. "It's the tips and information we are getting from concerned citizens. They have been very active, which has helped us keep drugs off the streets."

On Saturday around 1 p.m., officers executed a search warrant at 305 South Third Street and seized several items which included: 4.5 gram of methamphetamine, 37 doses of Rezulin, 42 unmarked dosage units of suspected (pill pressed) methamphetamine, a suboxone tablet, three digital scales, .5 grams of marijuana, 4.5 grams of heroin, 26 suspected hydrochloride tablets and $505 in cash.

Justin Curtis, 31, who lived at the residence, admitted to officers that all the items belonged to him.

Curtis was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance (heroin), trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a legend drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sunday, the Richmond Police Department arrested two women after executing a search warrant at a residence on 210 South Collins around 6 p.m.

During the investigation, officers discovered .2 grams of suspected methamphetamine, .1 gram of suspected heroin, two cell phones, a digital scale, various drug paraphernalia and $1,811 in cash.

Sharon Smith, 23, and Brittany Foreman, 30, were both charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement officials said Monday they welcome any information regarding drug activity from the community.

Tips can be emailed anonymously at drugs@richmond.ky.us.

Reach Ricki Pryor at 624-6690.

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