A New York man and a local woman were indicted this week for allegedly attempting to traffic more than five pounds of marijuana.

The Christian County grand jury indicted Marvin Barchan, 28, Bronx, N.Y., after he was arrested at a Waddell Circle address for allegedly attempting to buy approximately 5.5 pounds of marijuana from Tashenia Lavone Edwards, 29, Hopkinsville, in July.

Police had obtained a search warrant and while watching the house, the saw Edwards hand Barchan a large parcel that allegedly contained marijuana.

Barchan allegedly admitted to police that he had smoked some pot while at the residence and was there to pick up the parcel. He was asked by officers if he would like to call his consulate but he declined.

His nationality is unknown.

Barchan was indicted for possession of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana over five pounds.

Edwards was indicted for trafficking in marijuana more than five pounds, first offense.

Other people indicted by the grand jury were:

Thomas Odren, 20, two counts of knowingly receiving stolen goods, greater than $500.

Chad Adams, 40, Clarksville, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic drugs.

Briana McCombs, 38, Hopkinsville, second-degree persistent felony offender.

Siris Quinnadell Quarles, 40, Oak Grove, first-degree persistent felony offender for prior convictions, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in 2010 and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in 1994.

Shaun Crick, 28, Hopkinsville, first-degree burglary and three counts of theft by deception less than $500

Andrew Aldridge, 24, Hopkinsville, first-degree burglary and three counts of theft by deception less than $500.

A no true bill has handed down for Albert Anthony Seabrooks, 27, Hopkinsville due to insufficient evidence presented to warrant an indictment.

A report of no true bill was handed down for Bobby, G. Quinton, Hopkinsville due to insufficient evidence presented to warrant an indictment.

 

REACH STEVE BREEN at 270-887-3240 or sbreen@kentuckynewera.com.

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