LOUISA, Ky. — On Thursday, August 7 The Lawrence County grand jury met for the month and returned 5 indictments, with 4 people charged. This is the least amount of indictments returned in one month in at least the last 3 years.
Each one was meth related with the exception of Anthony Chapman that was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking but has not yet been indicted for Importing Heroin as he was first charged during his arrest. The charges were a result of an investigation carried out over a period of time at the Best Western Hotel owned by Gene Wilson in Louisa Kentucky. Chapman was initially arrested on June 19th, 2019 by The Louisa Police Department and will now have to face Hon. Judge Preston.
Stacey Castle, 42 of Paintsville, Ky. was indicted on tampering with physical evidence, a Class D Felony, persistent felony offender 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The grand jury charges that on or before July 4th 2019 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully destroyed, removed, altered or concealed physical evidence that she believed would be used against her in an official proceeding. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed methamphetamine with 4 syringes and an altered straw. Having been charged with the above stated felony and previously being convicted of two prior felony offenses she is now charged with persistent felony offender, 1st degree. Bond set at $15,000.
Joshua Fetherholf, 35 Louisa, Kentucky was indicted on trafficking in a controlled substance in the 1st degree, less than 2 grams a Class D Felony.
The grand jury charges that on or before June 5, 2019 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine with the intent to traffic in that controlled substance or by trafficking in a controlled substance, namely 1.00 grams. Bond set for $5,000.
On a separate indictment: the defendant was also indicted by the grand jury charging that on or before July 4th 2019 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine. The defendant also possessed syringes and a container used to store controlled substances.
Danny Chapman, 31 of Louisa was indicted on trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, less than 2 grams a Class D Felony.
The grand jury charges that on or before June 27th 2019 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance with the intent to traffic in that controlled substance or by trafficking in a controlled substance, namely 1.40 grams of methamphetamine. Bond set for $5,000.
Anthony Chapman, 50, Louisa Kentucky was indicted on theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1 million dollars, a class C felony with a penalty of 5 to 10 years.
The Grand Jury charges that from September 2018 through June 16th 2019 the defendant committed the offense by taking over $10,000 but under $1,000,000 while working as an employee of the Best Western Hotel in Lawrence County, taking a sum of money in excess of $10,000 belonging to said hotel from those customers that paid for their room in cash from September through June 16, 2019. Bond set for $10,000.