Crime

Two plead not guilty after drug arrests

Lexington police arrested two people on drug charges Wednesday night at a home near Harrodsburg Road and Man 'o War Boulevard.

James Hamilton, 57, of 7025 Harrodsburg Road, and Leah Atkinson, 46, of 4801 Firebrook Boulevard, were charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana, trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

A police report said officers found 42 marijuana plants and about seven grams of cocaine. Roberts said police also found an undisclosed amount of cash.

Hamilton and Atkinson were arraigned Thursday and pleaded not guilty.

Both are scheduled to appear in court again Aug. 30.

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