Domestic dispute lands pair in drug, weapons trouble

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Benjamin Gay/Madison County Sheriff's Department
Chasity Ray/Madison County Sheriff’s Department

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people are arrested for growing marijuana, drug possession and trafficking, possession of a stole weapon and a variety of other offenses after Madison County deputies are called to their home for a domestic dispute.

According to the sheriff’s department, deputies responded Wednesday to a domestic assault on Kindred Lane in Berea.  As a result, a search warrant was executed which led to the seizure of an indoor marijuana grow, suspected methamphetamine, and cocaine, the department said.

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The department charged 28-year-old Chasity Ray, of Berea, with cultivating marijuana over five plants.

Before deputies arrived, a man had fled the scene.

Thursday morning, Berea Police Sgt. Casey Botkin spotted 25-year-old Benjamin Patrick Bussey Gay, of Berea, walking on Glades Road with Ray, who had been released from the Madison County Detention Center on her own recognizance.

Berea Police arrested Gay, who is a convicted felon, on the cultivating marijuana charge.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Benjamin Gay and Chasity Ray were in the possession of two handguns, one of which had been reported stolen to the Berea Police Department.

Also, in their possession was suspected methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, marijuana, digital scales, and $706 in U.S. currency.

Gay is charged with possession of a stolen gun, felon in possession of a weapon, drug possession ad trafficking, according to jail records.

Ray is charged with possession of stole property and drug trafficking.

No bond has been set for either, according to jail records.

The case remains under investigation by Deputy Martin Wesley and Deputy Todd Chitwood.