By James Cook, Times Editor
A Stanton couple arrested for allegedly selling drugs out of their apartment is among several people who have been indicted by the Powell County Grand Jury. Richard and Donna Embs have been indicted on several counts of trafficking in controlled substances.
Their case started back on Aug. 27 when a cooperating witness advised police that they had allegedly bought percocet from the Embs at their apartment on East College Avenue in Stanton. That witness was given “buy money” from police, a system that is used by many departments in sting-type operations. Police executed a search warrant on the apartment where they found some controlled substances, plus several items like guns, computers and over $7,000 in cash. Other items were also found and confiscated, including the “buy money.”
The grand jury indicted both of them on first, second and third degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Those alleged substances ranged from oxycodone to hydrocodone to xanax. They were also indicted together for possession of drug paraphernalia that is used for “processing, packaging, storing, containing, concealing or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.” They were also indicted for possession of marijuana.
Richard Embs was indicted on a separate charge of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance as well. Both of them are currently incarcerated in the Powell County Detention Center under a $139,000 cash bond each.
Others who have recently been indicted are:
• Derrick Blackford (Turley), first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, $56,000 full cash bond;
•Timothy Charles Snowden, second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, he has three bonds totaling $72,000 full cash;
• Matthew S. Moore, two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of second degree persistent felony offender, $125,000 cash bond; and
• Clifford Meadows, one case has two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a second and third case each has one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, those bonds are $65,000, $39,000 and $75,000 full cash for a total of $179,000.