A Winchester man charged with accepting three drug-filled packages from California decided to send his case to the grand jury.
Robbelle Rogers is facing a single charge of trafficking in marijuana more than five pounds after the packages were delivered to 123 Second St. on April 30.
According to court documents, U. S. Postal Service inspectors in Sacramento, Calif., located the packages on
April 26 during a random drug interdiction when a K-9 alerted on the three packages with the Winchester address. The return addresses on the packages were the same, but the senders’ names were different, according to the search warrant filed by Deputy Mark Craycraft. The packages were sent to Lexington in a controlled shipment and were examined upon arrival. According to the search warrant, a Kentucky State Police K-9 also alerted on the packages.
The packages were all “excessively taped” as drug shipments often are, Craycraft wrote.
Rogers was arrested after officers executed the search warrant. Rogers and his attorney appeared Wednesday in Clark District Court and waived the case directly to the grand jury. Rogers was allowed to remain free on bond.
The case puts Rogers on a different side of the court system in Clark County than in 2009, when he was the victim in a shooting on Washington St. According to court documents, Winchester Police responded to a report of shots fired on Aug. 8, 2009, and found Rogers, who had been shot twice, once in the arm and once in the lower back. The suspect, Da’Jour Bond of Lexington, was later arrested for first-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in July 2010 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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