Carrollton Police Department | Jan. 23, 2012

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By Kristin Beck

Traffic stop nets drug arrest of C’ton man


Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell conducted a traffic stop Jan. 5 at 5:20 p.m. for failure to signal, no registration plates and no insurance.

During  the traffic stop, Mitchell arrested Carroll Meadows, 58, of 610 Hawkins St., on three counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance,  second offense, for methamphetamine, heroin and opiates, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police make arrests from anonymous tips

Carrollton Police Department made two arrests from anonymous tips.

On Jan. 8, CPD received an anonymous tip about drug activity occurring at 613 Sixth St., Apt. 4. CPD and Kentucky State Police responded to the address and received consent to search from the residents. During the search, police allegedly found aluminum foil with methamphetamine on it, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

Officer Daniel Embry arrested John Mann, 33, on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Later that day, Embry received another tip about criminal activity at
402 Highland Ave., Apt. 2. Embry responded and obtained consent to search the premises. He allegedly found evidence of heroin in a dresser drawer, according to the police report.

Kaydee McCollum, 18, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“When we receive an anonymous tip, we’re going to follow up and investigate it,” Willhoite said.

Confidential informant leads CPD to arrest

Police arrested a Carrollton man using a confidential informant Jan. 6

Officer Tim Mitchell used a confidential informant to purchase heroin. After the transaction was made, police arrested Ryan Hartwell Jr., 21, of 1903 Thyme Ave. The heroin was purchased in the bathroom of the Cowboys store on Hwy. 227, Chief Mike Willhoite said. Hartwell was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, heroin.

CPD arrests woman at Family Dollar

Carrollton Police received a call about a possible shoplifter at the Family Dollar store on Jan. 9.

Officer Daniel Embry responded and located Kandi Mefford, 36, of 707 Sixth St., Apt. B.

After making contact with Mefford, Embry received permission to search her purse and allegedly found the drug suboxin, according to Chief Mike Willhoite. Mefford was charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Because she was on probation at the time, Mefford also was charged with a probation violation.

Two arrested in suspicious vehicle

Officers Tim Mitchell and Ron Dickow found a vehicle sitting in the road in the 900 block of Polk Street at about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 14. The officers allegedly noticed an open alcohol container in the vehicle.

The driver, Jerri Nehmens, 33, of Independence, Ky., gave permission for police to search the vehicle. Police found spoons with heroin residue and syringes, according to Chief Mike Willhoite.

Nehmens was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested was the passenger, Christina Leake, 33, of Dry Ridge, Ky., on the same charges.