Two accused drug dealers in Richmond found guilty

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A federal jury found two people guilty of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine in Richmond, according to prosecutors.

On November 27, 2019, the jury also found Richard C. Duerson and Jennifer G. McFarland guilty of individual counts of possession with intent to distribute the drugs, according to prosecutors.

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Officers say they searched Duerson’s apartment and found cocaine and over 50 grams of methamphetamine, including 661 pills containing the substance, as well as $10,000 wrapped in a sock in the bedroom closet.

After Duerson’s arrest, officers say they investigated recorded phone calls he made to McFarland from the Madison County Detention Center, discussing the removal of various items from his apartment.

Officers say they searched McFarland’s home and found 303 grams of methamphetamine, 679 grams of cocaine, multiple guns and items used for mixing and preparing narcotics for sale.

Duerson and McFarland are scheduled to be sentenced March 6, 2020.