LEXINGTON — A Fayette County grand jury has indicted Jimmy Lou Banks of Danville on a charge of attempted trafficking in a controlled substance.
A deputy clerk in the Fayette Circuit Clerk’s Office said this morning the indictment was still being processed and no further information was available.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Brad Bryant, who is prosecuting the case, and Banks’ attorney, Sean Marcum, were both unavailable for comment this morning.
Banks, who lives at the corner of Third Street and Lexington Avenue in Danville, was arrested and charged with trafficking in oxycodone on May 9 after police raided his home in Lexington.
According to court records, police used a confidential informant to make a controlled buy of oxycodone pills from Banks on May 8 and used that information to obtain a search warrant for his home on Northridge Drive in Lexington. Nearly $5,000 in cash and several oxycodone tablets were seized during the search, court records state.
The attempted trafficking charge is a Class D felony, which carries a penalty of one to five years in prison upon conviction. Banks is scheduled to be arraigned at 10:30 a.m. July 20 in Fayette Circuit Court.
Banks was released from jail on May 16 after posting a $5,000 cash bond, which remains the same after the indictment.