A traffic stop on Estill Street in Berea led to a man being arrested on drug charges.
An officer stopped a vehicle Saturday that he witnessed swerving on the road, according to a news release from Sgt. Jake Reed of the Berea Police Department.
The officer reported that the driver, Jared Kirkland, 31, of Berea, had slurred speech and told police he had snorted Lortab and smoke methamphetamine earlier in the day, the release stated.
Kirkland was placed under arrest, and after searching his vehicle, the officer found two small plastic bags containing meth, according to the release.
Kirkland was charged with driving under the influence (first offense), first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kirkland remained Wednesday in the Madison County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond, according to the jail’s website.
Man charged with endangerment after
Officers responded Friday to a call of shots fired in the area of Mary Street, according to a BPD news release.
When they arrived, the officers found Ruben Cates, 69, who was in possession of a revolver with empty shells, the release stated. Cates was intoxicated and reportedly told the officers that he had fired the gun because he thought someone was outside his home.
Cates was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. He was released from the Madison County Detention Center later the same day on a $5,000 bond, according to the jail’s website.
Berea man charged
with drug possession
A Berea officer conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on Richmond Road for a minor traffic offense, according to a news release.
James Wheat, 27, of Berea, was charged with controlled substance not in proper containers and first-degree possession of a controlled substance after police found an unmarked pill bottle inside his vehicle that had several types of pills inside, the released stated.
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