Madison County

Police find $19,000 worth of pills, $12,000 in cash after serving search warrant in Berea

Two Berea men are facing drug-related charges after police confiscated prescription drugs, marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash as a result of a search warrant, according to a news release.

Jerry A. Ray, 44, was charged with first-degree and third-degree trafficking a control substance, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

James Slone II, 35, was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence.

Berea police, Madison County Sheriff's deputies and Richmond police conducted a search in the 200 block of Johnson Lane in Berea and found 498 oxycodone pills and 440 alprazolam pills, according to a news release. The pills are valued at more than $19,000 on the street, the news release said. Police also found $12,000 in cash.

Ray and Slone were being held at the Madison County Detention Center. No bond has been set.