Victoria Wilkie

Woman faces meth charge

A Lexington woman is facing charges including possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest after police allegedly found her in possession of the drug.

Victoria Wilkie, 23, was arrested by Kentucky State Trooper Drew Wilson on Thursday.

According to the citation, Wilson initiated a traffic stop for expired registration on a vehicle in which Wilkie was a passenger. Police received consent to search the vehicle, and Wilkie was asked to exit the car. Upon exiting, Wilkie allegedly became verbally combative to the troopers. Police found a measuring spoon inside a plastic baggie with white residue inside the passenger door where Wilkie was sitting. A purse containing a small clear plastic baggie was located. Wilkie told police the purse belonged to her. The baggie contained a substance believed to be methamphetamine. When police informed her she was under arrest, Wilkie allegedly began kicking, cursing and screaming, hitting Wilson in the upper leg and on his gun belt. The citation states that she allegedly bit Wilson’s left hand, breaking the skin. Trooper Brandon Burton assisted, and Wilkie was placed in handcuffs. Wilkie reported she did not know the meth in the purse. She advised police she was a methamphetamine user.

Wilkie was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, third-degree assault on a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• Ronnie Joe Penny Jr., 32, of Kenvir, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis on a multiple indictment warrant on Thursday.

According to the indictment, Penny allegedly used his computer to send nude photographs of a minor on Aug. 1, 2016. A separated indictment states Penny was in possession of methamphetamine, buprenorphine, clonazepam and marijuana on or about April 29.

Penny was indicted for prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor or peace officer posing as a minor to commit a sexual offense, distribution of obscene matter to minors, first- second- and third- degree trafficking a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Penny was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Kenneth Overbay, 57, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley on Tuesday.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Hensley, Overbay engaged in sexual intercourse with a person incapable of consent on Oct. 21.

Overbay was charged with third-degree rape and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Britt Anthony Anglian, 36, was arrested by Evarts City Police Chief Lupe Blas on Wednesday. Anglian was charged with theft by unlawful taking under $10,000, theft by unlawful taking under $500, theft of identity of another without consent and menacing. He was also served with an indictment warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, first-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 and first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle).

Anglian was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on multiple full cash bonds totaling $5,500.