Kentucky State Police arrested Kristy Whitaker, 22, of Bridgestone Drive, Berea, Tuesday evening for multiple drug charges in Richmond.
According to the arrest citation, Whitaker was a passenger in a vehicle stopped because she was not wearing her seatbelt. While speaking with police, Whitaker appeared nervous and wouldn’t make eye contact.
The driver allowed a search of the vehicle and police found a large brown purse claimed by Whitaker, who said there was likely “pot” inside. While looking for the drug, police found a plastic box holding several straws, seven 0.3-gram bags of suspected methamphetamine, two small bags of marijuana, digital scales and five syringes, according to the citation.
While the officer searched through the bag, Whitaker repeatedly placed her hands inside after being told to stop. Whitaker told police she was pregnant, which the citation noted was visible, and never had a drug charge. Whitaker said she was weaning herself off methamphetamine by using marijuana.
When Whitaker was asked why she had so many small packages of the drugs, she said she was trying to dose herself “the right way,” the citation noted.
Whitaker was charged with first offense first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams methamphetamine), marijuana possession and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Madison County Detention Center, where she was released later that night, according to online jail records.
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Raymond G. Jacobs, 38, of Kenzie Court, Berea, was arrested Tuesday night on Dryfus Road.
KSP stopped Jacobs’ vehicle for an inoperable break light. However, according to the citation, it was discovered Jacobs had a warrant for methamphetamine manufacturing.
Police found a baggie holding a brown substance, identified as heroin by Jacobs, and a hypodermic needle on his person, noted the citation.
Jacobs was charged with improper equipment and first offense first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin). He remained lodged at the MCDC Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.