BEREA–A routine stop for a minor traffic violation resulted in the arrest of three people Nov. 15, according to a Berea police news release.
Consent was given to search the vehicle, which was occupied by Amy Lynch, 33, and John Litchfield, 32, both of Louisville, and Robert Whitney, 44, of Fairdale, the release stated.
An officer found $1,522 in cash, 583 suspected Oxycodone tablets, five blank prescription pads, one gram of crystal methamphetamine, a meth pipe, three Alprazolam tablets and a small amount of marijuana, the release stated.
Litchfield was charged with careless driving, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription blanks, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana. He is detained at the Madison County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond, according to jail records.
Lynch was charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription blanks and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. She is lodged at the detention center in lieu of a $15,000 bond.
Whitney was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession. He was released later that afternoon.
Theft at St. Joseph Berea
An employee of St. Joseph Berea hospital reported her Bible, with a debit card inside its pages, was stolen Saturday.
Officers located Wendy Smith, 39, of Berea walking on Prospect Street with the two items, along with a stolen jacket, according to a news release. Smith also was in possession of three Hydrocodone tablets and one Oxycodone tablet, the release stated.
Smith was arrested and charged with theft (receipt of a stolen credit/debit card), theft by unlawful taking, prescription controlled substance not in the original container and two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to jail records, Smith was released that evening.
A resident in the 200 block of Baugh Street reported a residence burglary on Friday. The victim reported coming home to find the doors unlocked and medication stolen from inside the residence.
Misdemeanor arrests from Nov. 14 to Nov. 19
The BPD reported charging:
• One person with theft by unlawful taking (under $500)
• One person with driving under the influence of alcohol (first offense)
• One person with driving under the influence of alcohol (third offense)
• One person with driving under the influence of an intoxicant (first offense) and trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces, first offense)
• One person with receiving stolen property (under $500)
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.
Two arrested in suspected drug deal
Dustin Prather, 30, of Walnut Meadow Pike, and Jacqueline F. Coffey, 44, of Irvine, were charged Saturday with first- and third-degree trafficking of a controlled substance.
BPD: Man charged with clubbing victim outside hospital
A fight Thursday night near the entrance to the emergency room at St. Joseph Berea hospital landed two men in jail.
Two charged in Peytontown Road home invasion
Two people allegedly involved in a home invasion and assault Monday night at a Peytontown Road Road residence have been charged with several felonies.
3 injured in home invasion
Three people were treated at area hospitals Monday night after a home invasion was reported at a residence between Berea and Paint Lick.
KSP find meth lab on Villa Drive
Kentucky State Police arrested two people Friday after finding an active methamphetamine lab in a Villa Drive apartment.
Second person arrested in robbery outside bar
A second person had been charged in connection with a robbery that happened in early May outside an East Irvine Street bar.
BPD: Five charged with trafficking controlled substance on Owsley Fork
Five people were charged Sunday with first-degree drug trafficking after Berea Police officers, along with deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Owsley Fork Road.
Couple waives extradition to Ohio in child-death investigation
A couple arrested Friday in Richmond waived extradition Monday from Madison County and were returned to Hillsborough, Ohio, where they face charges in the death of a 1-year-old boy whose body was found buried in a wooded area near there.
Man charged with endangerment, DUI after accident with child in car
Brian H. Abner, 38, of Lee Drive, was arrested on wanton endangerment and other charges Friday after he was involved in a traffic accident, according to a Richmond police report.
Three arrested Friday, Saturday on felony theft, other charges
On Saturday, Richmond police arrested Julisa J. Crum, 22, of Ivel in Floyd County, on theft and drug charges after Walmart employees said she attempt to leave the store with more than $1,500 in merchandise without paying.
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