Overdose report at hotel leads to drug trafficking arrests

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond police say two people have been arrested on drug trafficking charges after they received a call about a possible drug overdose at the LaQuinta Inn on Lexington Road.

Officers say the call came in on March 30.  When they arrived, investigators say they had to revive John Kuhn, 32, who was suffering from an overdose.  Kuhn was sent to Baptist Health for treatment.

Police say another woman in the room, 34-year-old Stephanie Chamberlin, gave them a false name while being questioned.  Through their investigation, officers say they were able to develop enough information to indicate that firearms and drugs were likely in the hotel room, as well as in a vehicle driven by the two.

Officers say they obtained and executed search warrants on the room and the vehicle.  The search of the room revealed two handguns and drug paraphernalia.  While the search of the car produced no evidence, investigators say they did discover a second car connected to Kuhn and Chamberlin.

On April 1, police executed a search warrant on the second vehicle, finding over 200 alprazolam pills, and approximately six grams of a white powder suspected to be a combination of oxycodone and fentanyl.

Kuhn and Chamberlin were both arrested, and charged with trafficking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Additionally, Chamberlin was charged with identity theft.

Both were taken to the Madison Co. Detention Center.

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