Three in trouble over pot package

More than 5 pounds sent from California

By Lindsey Erdody Published:

Three people are facing felony charges over a package containing more than 5 pounds of marijuana sent to Frankfort from California.

A Franklin County grand jury indicted James Charles, 42, and Daymon Ervin, 42, both of Lexington, and Tiera Carter, 30, of Frankfort, for trafficking in marijuana greater than 5 pounds.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said UPS has criteria for identifying suspicious packages and pulled this package aside when they noticed it.

When police obtained a search warrant and opened it, they found marijuana inside.

Cleveland said police took it to the address on the box, found Charles, Ervin and Carter, and arrested them.

Also indicted Wednesday:

>A man who was indicted in September for a burglary charge is now facing additional third-degree burglary and first-degree persistent felony offender charges.

Jeffrey Burrell, 33, allegedly broke into a storage shed and stole a Nintendo Wii gaming system and a GPS.

Cleveland said Burrell said he was intoxicated when he did it and apologized.

Burrell’s previous indictment was for stealing more than $5,500 worth of property from Whitehead-Hancock Plumbing in August.

He has previously been charged with first-degree assault and convicted of receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

>James Assibey-Mensah, 29, of Frankfort, for first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Cleveland said a police officer caught Assibey-Mensah smoking marijuana in his car. During a search of the vehicle, the officer found oxycodone and cocaine in the car.

>Nicholas Linney, 22, of Frankfort, was indicted for second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.

Cleveland said Linney busted through the door of his ex-girlfriend’s house, breaking the chain lock, then threw her across the room.

>Two people were indicted for first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.

Cleveland said Terrin Reynolds, 27, and Dante Johnson, 22, broke into a home and assaulted the man living there in June.

Also, Amy Estes, 34, was indicted for first-degree complicity to robbery and first-degree complicity to burglary for allegedly assisting Reynolds and Johnson.

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  • Jeffrey Burrell, 33, allegedly broke into a storage shed and stole a Nintendo Wii gaming system and a GPS........ Cleveland said Burrell said he was intoxicated when he did it and apologized.......Why indict this young man? He apoligized & admitted that he was drunk! Why not indict Betty Burris who stole from us all & still denies doing anything wrong even though she was caught with the property. Theft is theft & under Kentucky law 514.030, it makes no mention that if a person is friends with the athorities then the theft is considered to be a mis-understanding & they do not have to be punished. How can our courts punish anybody for stealing after the recent debacle involving our city government.