BEREA — The number of young women hanging around 82-year-old Archie Anglin's home began to make Berea police officers suspicious in recent weeks.
At first, officers were worried that the young people, thought to be in their 20s, were taking advantage of Anglin because of his age.
But investigation revealed that Anglin had given two of the women OxyContin in exchange for sexual favors.
Archie Anglin was arrested Oct. 21 on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance. He was also charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance after Berea Police Detective Lee Ann Roberts discovered what appeared to be 11 hydrocodone tablets and eight alprazolam pills, the generic form of Xanax, in an aspirin bottle when she served Anglin with a warrant for the trafficking charge, the arrest report states. Anglin had tried to hide the bottle under his mattress, Roberts wrote in the report.
Anglin was taken to Madison County jail and released Thursday on a $10,000 property bond. He is scheduled to appear in Madison County District Court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
Anglin could not be reached for comment.
Berea police began to investigate Anglin after he called the department several times to report missing medication, household items and a television. When officers responded, there were often young women who were not related to Anglin at his home on Highway 1016, said Berea Police Capt. Ken Clark.
Clark said he thinks Anglin lives by himself, "but a lot of times when we went out there, he never seemed to be alone."
"That was one of the things that started sort of making our officers suspicious," Clark said.