Two men were indicted recently on drug trafficking charges following a November arrest after they flagged down officers at East Irvine Street and Four Mile Avenue to ask where the nearest gas station was.

According to a previous Register article, the two said they ran out of gas. Officers asked one of them -- Ricky Crider, 30, Prestonsburg, Ky. -- if he was carrying any weapons, and he said no, according to a citation. Officers then asked Crider to get inside the police car, and officers would give him a ride to the gas station while the other man, Richard Mullins, 34, Harold, Ky., waited with the vehicle.

Once Crider was in the back of the police car, officers asked him for his Social Security number and learned he was wanted on three warrants, the citation states. Officers detained him and began talking with Mullins.

Officers learned Mullins also was wanted on three warrants, so he was also detained, according to the citation. Officers searched Mullins and found a baggie containing a large crystal rock chard, suspected to be methamphetamine, weighing 33.56 grams.

Police started searching the vehicle and found a baggie in the center console with several syringes and a baggie containing a crystal rock like substance suspected to be methamphetamine, weighing about 0.7 grams, the citation states. Officers also found a Suboxone tablet and a .25-caliber handgun.

Mullins admitted the handgun was his and that he's a convicted felon, according to the citation.

Mullins was indicted on the following charges: first-degree controlled substance possession, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, enhanced with a firearm), convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree controlled substance possession, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and first-degree persistent felony offender.

Crider was indicted on the following charges: first-degree controlled substance possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree controlled substance possession.

Mullins is charged with first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams of methamphetamine or more), first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), second-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Crider is charged with second offense, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), second-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

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Others who were recently indicted by a grand jury include:

• Moss Matthews, 44, South Third Street, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering.

• Lisa Marcs, age and address unknown, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine).

• Joshua Isaacs, age and address unknown, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine) and first-degree controlled substance possession.

• Anthony Bell, 28, Turpin Drive, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (less than 2 grams of methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence.

• Michael Leforce, 29, Ashland, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Ricky Lear, 28, Berea Road, Richmond, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• Timothy Lykins, 39, South Killarney Lane, Richmond, identity theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Christy Hardesty, 47, Layne Court, Berea, first-degree controlled substance possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Heather Hacker, 36, Willis Manor, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Daniel Hammons, 35, Gray, Kentucky, first-degree bail jumping.

• Daniel Richardson, 30, Old Red Lick, Berea, first-degree bail jumping.

An indictment does not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.

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