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Two charges dropped in sex-for-pills case

RICHMOND — Two criminal charges were dropped Wednesday against an 82-year-old Berea man who allegedly traded pills for sexual favors.

Archie Anglin had been arrested Oct. 21 and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly giving two women Oxycontin pills in exchange for sexual favors.

He also faced charges of second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, but those charges were dropped Wednesday morning in Madison District Court, according to the court clerk's office.

Anglin is scheduled to reappear in court Nov. 5 for a preliminary hearing on the trafficking charge.

Berea police began to investigate Anglin in August after he called several times to report missing medicine, household items and a television. When officers responded, there were often young women who were not related to Anglin at his home on Ky. 1016, said Berea Police Capt. Ken Clark. Police officers were initially concerned that the women, thought to be in their 20s, were taking advantage of Anglin because of his age.

Anglin was charged with the 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 Oct. 21 on the trafficking charge, the arrest report states. Anglin had tried to hide the bottle under his mattress, Roberts wrote in the report.

Anglin still faces other controlled substance charges stemming from an August arrest. Anglin was a passenger in the vehicle of Gwenivere Szewczyk, 27, on Aug. 19 when she was arrested for driving with a suspended licence and improper display of registration plates, Clark said.

During the arrest, a Berea police officer discovered that Anglin had Oxycontin, methadone, Xanax and Lortab in a Levitra prescription bottle. He was initially charged with possession of a prescription controlled substance not in its original container, Clark said. Police later added a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance because Anglin did not have a prescription for the methadone. Those charges are pending.