Richmond police arrested a man for trafficking drugs after officers noticed him driving a vehicle at East Irvine and K streets while he had a suspended operator's license.

Officers confirmed his license was suspended and pulled over the vehicle, according to a citation. Michael Walters, 24, East Walnut Street, Richmond, said he wasn't aware that his license was suspended.

In plain view, officers could see a plastic baggie with marijuana residue in a cup holder, the citation states. Officers searched the vehicle and found a baggie with about 7.5 grams of suspected heroin and a digital scale with residue.

Officers also searched Walters and found a baggie of methamphetamine, which weighed about 3.5 grams, a rolled up dollar bill and $113 in cash, the citation states.

Walters was arrested and was taken to the Madison County Detention Center. He is charged with controlled substance trafficking (heroin), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (methamphetamine), operating on a suspended or revoked license and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

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Richmond police arrested Shannon Hawkins, 23, South Keeneland Drive, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession Tuesday afternoon after officers noticed a vehicle that didn't have the correct license plate.

Officers then approached the vehicle, and Hawkins, who was in the vehicle, started walking away from the scene, according to a citation. Officers met with Hawkins, who said that the person driving the vehicle gave him a ride to Redi Mart. He denied knowing about the vehicle or the license plate.

Officers asked to search him, and he agreed, the citation states. He said he didn't have any weapons, but police found a loaded .38 revolver inside his bag. Officers also found a baggie with a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine inside a cigarette container. Another baggie, also found in the container, was a brown powdery substance suspected to be heroin, along with marijuana, a razor blade and rolling papers. Officers also located a substance suspected to be marijuana in Hawkins' pants pocket.

Hawkins was arrested and taken to the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Nicholasville police arrested a Nicholasville man on a Madison County indictment warrant on Saturday that charges him with second-degree assault (domestic violence) and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

Kalob Paul, 21, was booked into the MCDC Tuesday, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

The Register collects and publishes police reports as a public service to its readers. The reports often contain allegations against individuals and do not mean the individuals actually committed a crime. All people named in connection with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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