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Four arrested on drug-trafficking charges in Boyle County

Four people were arrested Tuesday night by the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office on drug-trafficking and other charges. The sheriff’s office has now made nine drug-related arrests since Sept. 2, according to Sheriff Derek Robbins.
The four arrested Tuesday are:
• Jerry L. Saunders, 44, of Nicholasville;
• Mary M. Caruso, 37, of Danville;
• Earnest W. Slaven, 47, of Harrodsburg; and
• Lea A. Kendrick, 26, of Harrodsburg.
The Boyle County Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics investigation at Danville’s Super 8 Tuesday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. During the investigation, deputies stopped a vehicle “leaving the area” that had Saunders and Caruso inside.
The two “were found to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, pipes and uncapped, used syringes,” the release reads.
During the investigation, deputies also found Slaven and Kendrick inside a room at the hotel with “over 15 grams of methamphetamine, pills, cash and other paraphernalia,” according to the release.
Saunders and Caruso have been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia; and first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, according to the sheriff’s office.
Slaven and Kendrick were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine); trafficking in a controlled substance (opiates); second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia, the sheriff’s office reported.
According to Boyle County jail records Thursday, Saunders was being held on a $20,000 cash bond; Caruso was being held on a $25,000 cash bond; Slaven was being held without bond; and Kendrick was being held on a $32,000 cash bond.