Richmond police arrested a man Tuesday evening for three separate instances of alleged marijuana trafficking.

The first citation dates back to July and states Solomon Whiting, 34, North Street, Richmond, sold about 1 ounce of marijuana to a confidential informant. The transaction was video and audio recorded.

Then in late August, Whiting sold 1 ounce to an informant for $100, according to a second citation. It was also recorded.

The most recent instance was Tuesday, according to a third citation, which states Whiting sold about 10.3 ounces of marijuana (including packaging) to an informant for $990.

Officers then obtained a search warrant for Whiting's home and found about $8,649 in cash, about 5.4 ounces of marijuana (including packaging), digital scales and a box of sandwich baggies. Officers also found the money they gave to the informant at the home, according to the third citation.

Whiting was inside a vehicle leaving the residence, and officers pulled him over, the third citation states. He claimed ownership of all the items at his home, but wouldn't answer additional questions.

Whiting was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is facing one charge of marijuana trafficking (more than 8 ounces but less than 5 pounds) and two charges of marijuana trafficking (less than 8 ounces).

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Richmond police arrested Shonna L. Hager, 38, homeless, and Paul Townsend, 35, homeless, Wednesday morning on charges of third-degree burglary, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and first-degree promoting contraband after officers were called to Parrish Avenue because of suspicious activity.

The caller said a man (later identified as Townsend) had carried a woman (later identified as Hager) to the side of a vacant residence, and the man went to the rear of the building, according to a citation. They also noticed the woman walking in through the side door.

Officers arrived, and Townsend and Hager were still inside the vacant residence, the citation states. Officers called the owner, who confirmed no one had permission to be inside.

Officers spoke with Townsend, who said he entered the residence through an unsecured window, the citation states. He told police he and Hager were homeless and that he was trying to get her out of the cold.

The two were taken to the MCDC for the burglary charge, but once at the jail, deputy jailers found a metal container inside Townsend's jacket, according to a second citation. Inside the container, jailers found a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine. Townsend said he found the container and didn't know what was in it when he found it.

Deputy jailers also found a baggie that fell out of Hager's bra during a search, according to a third citation. Inside the baggie, jailers found a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine.

Both Townsend and Hager remained at the MCDC Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Kentucky State Police arrested 46-year-old Robert Fraley, Clay City, Tuesday after troopers pulled over a commercial motor vehicle on Interstate 75 North for a routine federal safety inspection.

When troopers spoke with Fraley, who was driving the vehicle, they noticed he had exaggerated movements and could not stand still, according to a citation. Troopers asked him if he had taken anything, and he said no. Fraley admitted to taking a lortab in the past two or three days for back pain.

Troopers asked Fraley if he had ever taken methamphetamine, and he said he did about two or three weeks previously, the citation states. Troopers continued to talk with Fraley, and he then said he took methamphetamine in the past two or three days.

Troopers searched Fraley, and had him empty his pockets. Troopers saw a red metal straw fall to the ground. Fraley said that's what he uses his methamphetamine with. Troopers also saw residue inside the straw.

Fraley said he also uses the straw for his pills, the citation states. Then, he pulled out a metal container from his pocket and said it had methamphetamine inside it.

Troopers opened the container and found a baggie containing methamphetamine, the citation states. Troopers then conducted a field-sobriety test, which Fraley failed.

Fraley was taken to Baptist Health Richmond for a chemical test and then was booked into the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

He is charged with first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. and commercial driver under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Sterling Stanfield, 52, Paris, for public intoxication by a controlled substance and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation after troopers were called to Lexington Road.

The caller reported Stanfield was laying on his engine block with the car hood up, according to a citation. He also was unresponsive.

Troopers arrived along with EMS, the citation states. Troopers noticed Stanfield had constricted pupils and slurred speech. He also could barely stand still.

Stanfield said he took a couple lortabs a couple hours earlier, but he didn't have a prescription, according to the citation.

Stanfield was taken to the MCDC. He was released Wednesday morning, 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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