Pair with active warrants face new drug charges
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:02 PM
Two people remain jailed after Madison Police conducted a traffic stop and arrested the occupants on active warrants and drug-related charges.
Robert Duane Courtney, 32, faces a Level 5 felony count of possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 6 felony count of unlawful possession of hypodermic needles and a misdemeanor count of theft.
Amanda J. Chadwell, 34, faces Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a legend drug, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.
Both people also were arrested on active parole warrants through Jefferson County.
Prosecutors filed charges Monday morning in Jefferson Superior Court.
Madison Police detectives received information last week that Courtney was in possession of methamphetamine, and they attempted to set up a controlled buy through a confidential informant. The informant told police Courtney had agreed to take half of the money on an agreed price, travel to another location to purchase the methamphetamine and be paid the remainder upon delivery of the methamphetamine.
Courtney never returned with the final delivery of methamphetamine, the probable cause affidavit stated.
Officers located Courtney in a vehicle in the Burger King parking lot about two hours later and conducted a traffic stop. Courtney admitted he stole the money that was to be exchanged for narcotics because the informant owned him money, the affidavit said.
Police also located three blue pills later identified as amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, on Courtney’s person during a search.
Chadwell, a passenger in the vehicle, admitted there was a syringe somewhere in the vehicle. Officers located the syringe under the front passenger seat, the affidavit stated.
Officers located two of the documented bills from the controlled buy in Chadwell’s purse.
Police arrested Courtney and Chadwell on the active warrants and drug-related charges.
Jail officers later located a small blue straw containing a crystal-like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine in Chadwell’s purse. Jail officers also located 14 pills identified as Baclofen, a prescription-only drug, in the woman’s purse.
Courtney was scheduled to appear Monday afternoon for an initial hearing in Jefferson Circuit Court, while Chadwell was schedule to appear for an initial hearing in Jefferson Superior Court.